Found 27 matches
1. (modifier) southern, southerly.
I mate mai a Īhaka Whaanga ki Te Māhia i te 14 o Tīhema 1875, ā, he mea tāpuke i runga i tētahi maunga tū tahanga noa iho i te kōmata tonga o te pito o Te Māhia (TTR 1990:395). / Īhaka Whaanga died at Māhia on 14 December 1875. He was buried on an isolated hill at the southern tip of the Māhia peninsula (DNZB 1990:585).
1. (modifier) restrained, reserved, reticent, retiring, quiet.
He tangata ngākau tōngā nei tōna, rerekē noa atu i tana wahine, i a Mere (TTR 1998:9). / He was a reserved man, in contrast to his wife, Mere.
2. (modifier) secretly, secretive, in secret.
E whā tau kē rātau i te taiwhakaroto o ngā awa o Waiōeka me Te Waimana e noho tōngā ana (TTR 1994:153). / Instead for four years they lived secretly in the upper reaches of the Waiōeka and Waimana rivers.
hau tonga Play
1. (noun) southerly wind - also as one word, i.e. hautonga.
Mehemea ka pupuhi ana te hautonga kaha kia huri rā anō te hau ki te hauāuru ka paki te rangi (TJ 3/8/1899:15). / If when the strong south wind blows it finally turns to the west the day becomes fine.
tonga kōtaratara Play
1. (noun) south-west.
Ko te rohe ki te taha rāwhiti e takoto pikopiko ana i te taha tonga kōtaratara haere ki te taha whakarua - ko ngā moutere pakupaku i taua rohe he tini noa (TWMNT 24/2/1874:49). / The eastern boundary meanders from the south-west to the north-east - there are many small islands in that area.
See also tonga-mā-uru
Tai Tonga, Te Play
1. (location) southern North Island, Southern Māori electorate.
Nō muri i te pōti pāerotanga i Ākuhata o te tau 1932, ka uru ko Eruera Tirikātene hei mema Māori mō Te Tai Tonga (TTR 1998:126). / After the by-election in August 1932, Eruera Tirikātene became the Māori member for Southern Maori.
1. (noun) south-west, sou'west, south-west wind.
Ka tū ko Mananui hei ariki, ka nuku rātau ki Te Rapa, ki te tonga-mā-uru o te moana o Taupō (TTR 1990:186). / When Mananui became paramount chief, they moved to Te Rapa, on the south-west of lake Taupō.
Āwherika ki te Tonga Play
1. (loan) (location) South Africa.
I a ia ka tae ki Āwherika ki te Tonga, i tūtaki ia ki ngā iwi taketake o reira me ngā āpiha kāwanatanga (TTR 2000:171). / When he went to South Africa he met the indigenous peoples there and government officials.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 139;)
Rangitoto ki te tonga Play
1. (location) D'Urville Island.
Hei te tatanga atu ki Te Aumiti, he kūititanga nō te moana i waenganui o Rangitoto me te tuawhenua, ka whakapiri tētahi ika tipua ki tō mātou tima, he taniwha pea (TP 1/8/1900:12). / On approaching French Pass, a narrow passage of the sea between D'Urville Island and the mainland, a frightening fish attached itself to our ship. Perhaps it was a monster.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 78;)
1. (noun) south-east, sou'east.
Ko Waikaremoana te whaitua o te rohe pōtae o Tūhoe ki te tonga-mā-rāwhiti (Te Ara 2013). / Lake Waikaremoana is the region in the south-east of the Tūhoe territory.
1. (modifier) south-westerly.
Ngāmotu: He hiwi tūpoupou kei te taha hauāuru-mā-tonga o te wāpu i Niu Paremata (M 2005:242). / Ngāmotu: A steep hill to the south-west of the wharves at New Plymouth.
2. (noun) south-west, south-west wind.
Ko Ganges i ahu ki te rāwhiti. Ko Indus i ahu ki te hauāuru-ma-tonga (MM.TKM 1/9/1855:6). / The Ganges heads to the east, the Indus to the south-west.