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pou whakarae Play

1. (noun) main post in the palisade of a - it was usually carved. Sometimes written as one word, i.e. pouwhakarae.

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2. (noun) prominent figure, stalwart.

He wahine hīkaka a Katerina Nēhua ki tōna reanga hapori o Aotearoa ki roto o Poihākena, ā, he pou whakarae anō hoki ia i te karapu poronihiana (TTR 1998:117). / Katerina Nēhua was an active woman in her New Zealand community in Sydney: she was also a prominent figure in the Polynesian Club.

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