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kia kore ai ... e ... Play

1. (particle) so that ... will not/would not.

I kumea mai e rātou a 'Tākitimu' ki uta rawa, kia kore ai e riro i te tai. / They pulled Tākitimu right up the beach so that it would not be carried away by the tide.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 31-32;)

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