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1. (noun) apprentice, novice, trainee, postgraduate student - traditionally the first order of learners being initiated in esoteric lore.
He pia i te tīmatanga, kia mātau haere kua tāura (PK 2008:630). / He's a novice at the start but when he becomes more learned he's a tāura.
1. (noun) gum (of trees, etc.), sap.
Kātahi ka mahia te waka, ki te pāiri, ka pania ki te ware pia rākau, ka pania ki te hinu ururoa, tātere (JPS 1913:179). / The canoe was then prepared by adding wash-boards, and coating it over with tree-gum and by painting with shark oil.
2. (noun) blind eel, common hagfish, Eptatretus cirrhatus - a primitive eel-like fish that lives only in marine habitats. Though blind, hagfish are predators of other fish, which they detect by movement and smell. Body cylindrical with a paddle-like tail. Six barbels around the mouth. Pink-grey variably spotted with black and white. Found throughout shelf and slope waters of Aotearoa/New Zealand to depths of 922 m.
See also tuere
3. (noun) lamprey, Geotria australis - an eel-like fish that has a sucker mouth with horny teeth and a rasping tongue. A highly valued food of Māori. Found around North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands coasts, penetrating inland to 230 km.
See also piharau
whare tahu pia Play
1. (loan) (noun) brewery.
I hoko hoki au i ngā hāpi katoa i kawea mai e ngā Māori ki taku whare tahu pia (TWMNT 22/3/1879:350). / I purchased all the hops brought by the Māori to my brewery.
Nēpia, Hōri Play
1. (personal name) George Nēpia (1905/8?-1986) Ngāti Rākaipāka; famous rugby player representing Aotearoa/New Zealand in both rugby and rugby league. He was a star for the celebrated Hawke's Bay team and then the 1924-25 All Black team known as The Invincibles.
Nō te 27 o Ākuhata 1986 i mate ai a Hōri Nēpia ki Ruatōria (TTR 1998:121). / George Nepia died at Ruatoria on 27 August 1986.