1. (noun) current, flow.
Ka rongo atu a Te Kawau-a-toru, kātahi ka kī atu, “Tēnā, kāore rānei koutou i kite i tētehi whenua kaha te ia o te moana? Inahoki a Raukawa, ko te ingoa noa iho i rahi, kāore i kaha te ia.” (JPS 1893:147). / When Te Kawau-a-toru heard this he said, “Well, have you ever seen a land in which the current of the sea is very strong? As for Raukawa, its name alone is great, but its currents have no strength.”