mana whakahaere Play
1. (noun) governance, authority, jurisdiction, management, mandate, power.
I runga i ngā whakatītina a ētahi tino rangatira Māori tonu nei, arā, a Timi Kara rāua ko Kererū, kua āta titiro ngā mana whakahaere i ngā mahi a Rua (TTR 1996:179). / On the encouragement of some high-standing Māori leaders, particularly James Carroll and Kererū, the authorities had maintained a close watch over Rua's activities.