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kaikaha Play

1. (verb) to be eager, impatient.

E ai ki te Pākehā e kaikaha ana taua iwi nei ki te neke whakamua (TTR 1996:237). / According to the Pākehā, that tribe was eager to progress.


2. (modifier) eager, impatient, progressive, keen.

Taka rawa ki te tau 1929, kua tau kē te whakaaro o Ngata ko Tonga Mahuta te kaiārahi kaikaha hei ako i a Waikato ki ngā mea e taea ana e rātou, e pā ana ki te whakahaere i ō rātou whenua (TTR 1996:82). / By 1929 Ngata had decided that Tonga Mahuta was a progressive leader who would teach Waikato the things they could achieve in the way of managing their land.


3. (noun) eagerness, impatience, progressiveness, keeness, zeal, enthusiasm, verve.

Ka whakanohoia mai ko tētahi Māori kāore i pērā rawa i a ia te kaikaha (TTR 2000:. / Another Māori who was not as controversial as him, was put in place.


Synonyms: ngākau whakapuke, rika, tāwheta, whiwhita, ngākaunui, wana, matangareka, whitawhita


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