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-hanga Play

1. (particle) A suffix used to make verbs into nouns, sometimes called derived nouns, and the usual ending for verbs that take -hia as the passive ending. These nouns usually mean the place or time of the verb's action.

I tae hoki mātau ki tōna tangihanga i Pātea / We also went to his funeral at Pātea.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 88-89, 123-124;)


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2. (particle) A passive ending.

Nō te hokinga o Rewi ki te kāinga, ka rokohanga tētahi kuia e tangi ana. / When Rewi returned home he came upon an old lady who was crying.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 65-67, 84-85;)


hanga Play

1. (verb) (-a,-ia) to make, build, fashion, create.

Kāore i roa i muri mai ka tae mai ngā hōia, ka whakaaratia anō e rātau taua pou haki, ka kaha atu hoki te mahinga i tō mua hanganga, arā, ka hangaia ki te maitai (TPH 30/6/1903:4). / Not long after that the soldiers arrived, that flag pole was re-erected and it was built stronger that that of before, that is it was built of steel.


2. (-a,-ia) to enact, draft, execute - especially of legislation.

I te tau 1947 ka tangohia te pukapuka ture o Westminster (i whakamanahia e te pāremata o Peretānia i te tau 1931) e Aotearoa. Nā tēnei mahi ka pūmau ki te kāwanatanga o Aotearoa anake te mana ki te hanga ture mō Aotearoa (Te Ara 2015). / In 1947 New Zealand adopted the Statute of Westminster (passed by the British Parliament in 1931). This confirmed that the New Zealand Government alone had the power to enact laws for New Zealand.


3. (noun) build, stature, shape.

Ina rā, te pūhutihuti me te mā o ngā makawe, te kikorangi o ngā whatu, te tāroaroa o te hanga, te paipa i te waha, he pāhau te kanohi, me tana kāmeta mau haere tonu e pūhia ana e te hau kaha o Pōneke (TTR 1996:188). / Tall, bearded, with a shock of white hair and blue eyes, pipe in mouth, ever-present scarf flicking about in Wellington's stiffer breezes, he was instantly recognisable (DNZB 3:493).


4. (noun) construction, practice, habit, goods, products, thing, property.

E kore e taea te tatau i ngā hanga katoa o tō māua whare (TWM 13/8/1868:10). / It would be impossible to count all the products in our building.


5. (noun) group (of people).

Kei roto te hanga tautoko e pakipaki ana, e umere ana, kei waho te hanga mautohe e kaioraora ana (PK 2008:73). / The supporters were inside clapping and applauding, while outside the protestors were acting menacingly.


hanga Play

1. (modifier) somewhat, fairly, sort of - comes before the word it modifies to indicate a moderate or lesser degree.

Kua hanga tini kē wāku kina. / I've got quite a lot of sea-urchins.
Ahakoa tōna hanga riri, engari, he tangata whakahoahoa, manaaki i te tangata, he ngāwari, ki ngā Pākehā atu hoki (TTR 1990:358). / Despite his somewhat warlike nature, he was a friendly and hospitable person, genial, even to Pākehā.

See also te hanga a te


hanga wira Play

1. (loan) (verb) to draft a will, make a will.


2. (loan) (noun) drafting a will, making a will.

Ko tētahi o ngā tino take o tēnei hui ko ngā tohutohu me ngā whakaakoranga mō te hanga wira (TTT 1/10/1931:56). / One of the main purposes of this meeting is instruction and teaching about drafting a will.


hanga mate Play

1. (stative) be sickly.


2. (noun) ill health.

Ka mauria anō ia ki te whare herehere mō te marama kotahi, ahakoa tana pakeke me tana hanga mate (TTR 1990:357). / He was taken to prison for one month, despite his age and ill health.


hanga mautohe Play

1. protestors, demonstrators, group of people who oppose something persistently.

Kei roto te hanga tautoko e pakipaki ana, e umere ana, kei waho te hanga mautohe e kaioraora ana (PK 2008:73). / The supporters were inside clapping and applauding, while outside the protestors were acting menacingly.


rūnanga hanga ture Play

1. (loan) (noun) legislature.

Nō te tau 1893, i pōti kē a Tūnuiārangi mō te kaupapa a Hōne Heke Ngāpua ina te mutunga mai, e mea ana kia wehea mai te rūnanga hanga ture a te Kotahitanga kia tū wātea mai i te mana o te Kāwana (TTR 1996:259). / In 1893 Tūnuiārangi had voted for Hōne Heke Ngāpua's proposal which sought independence for the Kotahitanga legislature from the governor's authority.


kāhui hanga ture Play

1. (noun) senate.


pukapuka hanga nui Play

1. oversize book (library).


kaiāwhina hanga hōtaka Play

1. (noun) production assistant.


kaiwhakahaere hanga hōtaka Play

1. (noun) production manager.


tira hanga hōtaka Play

1. (noun) programme production team.


mātauranga hanga poti Play

1. (loan) (noun) boat building, shipwright skills.

Ka ako a Pātiti ki ngā mātauranga hanga poti mō ngā tau tekau (TTR 1994:202). / For ten years Pātiti learned a shipwright's skills.


kīhai i hanga Play

1. it was no ordinary thing, she was no ordinary person, he was no ordinary person.

Kīhai i hanga ake tana wahine, he rangatira nui nō tēnei whenua (NM 1928:167). / His wife was no ordinary person because she was an important rangatira of this country.

See also ehara i te hanga


hanga aroha (ana) Play

1. it's heartbreaking, it's sad, it's tragic, it's heart-rending, it's pitiful - an idiom to express one's pity. It can also be used in a sarcastic manner.

He hanga aroha te reo o ēnei kaumātua rongonui (TTT 1/10/1924:120). / The voices of these well-known elders was heart-rending.
Hanga aroha ana i te mea e tamariki tonu ana rāua ka riro nei. / It was quite sad becausethe two who had died were still young.
Hanga aroha ana rā tērā. / That's sad.


ehara i te hanga Play

1. it's not something insignificant, it's no ordinary thing, it's pretty amazing - used as an expression to comment on something that is impressive.

Ehara i te hanga! Harawiniwini ana taku kiri i te mātao. / It's pretty unusual! I'm shivering from the cold.
Haere te pū repo, haere te pū Māori nei anō, ehara i te hanga ake! Ngateri ana te whenua i te tangi o te pū! (TWM 28/5/1864:3). / The cannons went off and so did the Māori guns, it was amazing! The ground shook from the noise of the guns!


ko te hanga e Play

1. just so long as.

Ko te hanga e mau ana te reo (RR 1974:125). / Just so long as the language is retained.


ahumahi hanga kai paramanawa Play

1. (noun) snack food industry.


tira hanga hōtaka taiwhanga Play

1. (noun) studio production team.


te hanga a te Play

1. there were lots of, many - an idiom used to comment on the abundance of something.

I reira te hanga a te wahine e purei poka ana. / There were lots of women there playing poker.


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