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reka Play

1. (verb) to be pleasant, pleasing, agreeable.

He iwi mōhio te Māori ki te hanga ingoa kia reka ai te whakarongo a te taringa, ina koa a Te Herewini, a Te Wiremu, a Te Harawira me te nuinga atu (TKO 6/1914:8). / The Māori are a clever people at creating names so that they are pleasant to the ear, such as Te Herewini (Selwyn), Te Wiremu (Williams), Te Harawira (Hadfield) and many others.


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2. (modifier) sweet, tasty, palatable.

He aha te painga o ngā kai reka a te Pākehā - o te rare, o te keke, o te purini, o te winika, o te pepa, o te waipiro? (TKO 31/5/1921:9). / What benefit is there in the sweet food of the Pākehā - lollies, cakes, puddings, vinegar, pepper and alcohol?


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3. (noun) sweetness, tastiness, flavour.

Ka rongo te tangata ki te reka o ana rohi e kore rawa ia e hiahia ki ngā rohi a tētahi atu peka (TWMNT 16/10/1878:79). / When a person experiences the flavour of his bread she will never want the bread of another baker.


manawa reka Play

1. (verb) to be gratified, satisfied, pleased.

Ka oti ngā rahu, ka haere rāua ka tae ki te wai a taua tamaiti; ka titiro taua wahine ka manawa reka (JPS 1912:90). / When the undressed flax baskets were done they both went to his stream, where the woman beheld a sight that pleased her.


2. (noun) interest, curiosity, attention, fascination, appeal, attraction.

I ngā tekau tau atu i 1870 i kaha ake te whakawhānui haere mai o te mahi tūruhi, ā, ngakia ake ana te manawa reka o te hunga whakaeke e mīharo nei ki te taiao (TTR 1996:230). / During the 1870s tourism expanded rapidly with local Maori enthusiastically taking advantage of the interest shown by visitors in their natural environment.


ngākau reka Play

1. (verb) to have a positive attitude, have a favourable attitude, have a good attitude.

Ngākau reka ana a Whina i tana kitenga i te kaupapa e whakamahia ana, ā, ko tōna whakaaro ki a Apirana, he tangata titiro whānui, he tangata whakatepe, tino mōhio kē nei ki te mahi ahu whenua (TTR 2000:40). / Whina was favourably impressed when she saw the schemes being carried out, and her opinion of Apirana was that he was a visionary, a practical man with considerable knowledge of farming.


2. (noun) positive attitude, favourable attitude, good attitude, gratitude.

Kei ana whaikōrero mai i te tau 1936 ki te Whare Pāremata e kitea ai tana koa, tana manawa tau me tana ngākau reka ki te ōritetanga o ngā iwi katoa i roto i ngā ture a te kāwanatanga mō ngā take toko i te ora (TTR 1998:221). / His speeches to parliament from 1936 reflect his joy, relief and gratitude at the racial equality inherent in the government's social welfare legislation.


pani reka Play

1. (noun) icing.


Heke Pōkai, Hōne Wiremu Play

1. (personal name) (?-1850) Ngā Puhi; war leader famous for cutting down the flagpole at Kororāreka because chiefly authority had been subservient to the British Crown.


(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 68;)


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