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kōwhaki

1. (verb) (-na,-tia) to pluck, tear off, shell, separate off, break off.

I pā ā-tinana tonu a Īhāia ki ngā whakahaere a te kōti whenua i te wā o ngā huihuinga autō mō te poraka o Waikōpiro me ētahi atu, nō mua kē atu he whenua rāhui i kōwhakina mai i te poraka o Waipukurau (TTR 1994:30). / Ihaia had personal experience of the operations of land court during the protracted hearings concerning the Waikōpiro block and others, which were originally reserves separated off from the Waipukurau block.

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Synonyms: angaanga, kota, tīwarawara, kotakota, anga, muru, koromaki, hautoa, hohore, para, kato, kiriūka, ngana

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