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kaikaha

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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