1. (noun) house of learning - traditional place where tohunga taught esoteric knowledge to selected men.
3. (noun) secondary school run on kaupapa Māori principles - these schools use Māori language as the medium of instruction and incorporate Māori customary practices into the way they operate.
1. (personal name) (?-2009) Ngāti Awa. A fluent speaker, translator and promoter of Māori language, Wiha was a teacher for 15 years at pioneering Huntly immersion school Te Wharekura o Rākaumangamanga. She was a contributor to the Māori language dictionary, He Pātaka Kupu and a lead translator on the Māori Google project. More recently she was a language coach on Vincent Ward's film Rain of the Children, which was co-produced by her husband Tainui Stephens. Also known as Wiha Te Raki Hāwea.