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kaupapa

1. (noun) level surface, floor, stage, platform, layer.

He oneone te kaupapa o te whare (HP 1991:12). / The house had an earth floor.

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2. (noun) topic, policy, matter for discussion, plan, purpose, scheme, proposal, agenda, subject, programme, theme, issue, initiative.

I tuhi a Rōpiha i ētahi pūrongo i 'Te Ao Hou', ā, i āwhina atu hoki ia ki te ārahi i ngā kaupapa a te maheni nei i ōna tau tuatahi (TTR 2000:188). / Rōpiha wrote articles for 'Te Ao Hou', and he also helped guide the magazine’s policies in its early years.

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3. (noun) raft.

Ka mahia te kaupapa raupō ... ka hoea taua kaupapa ki te au o te awa punga ai (White 5 1888:68). / The raupō raft was made and then it was paddled into the current of the river to anchor it.

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4. (noun) main body of a cloak.

Ka whakamaua atu ngā huruhuru kiwi ki te kaupapa o te kahu (PK 2008:238). / The kiwi feathers were fixed to the body of the cloak.

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