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kia kaua ... e ... Play

1. (particle) that ... should not ... - used in indirect commands.

I reira ētahi tāngata e whakahē ana ki tēnei, kia kaua tātou e haere ki Hawai‘i. / There were some people there who objected to this, that we should not go to Hawai‘i.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 64-65;)

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