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kete uruuru tau Play

1. (noun) basket of the knowledge of war, agriculture, woodwork, stonework and earth work - one of the three baskets of knowledge and an alternative name from the Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāi Tahu traditions for te kete tuatea, although defined a little differently.

Te kete uruuru tau o te pakanga ki te tangata, ki te mahi o te kai, o te patu, i te rākau, i te kōwhatu, i te oneone, o ngā mea katoa hei whakahāngai i te pai, i te ora, ahakoa he aha te mahi (N 1930:156). / The basket of knowledge called 'kete uruuru tau' is of war against people, working with food, weapons, wood, stone, earth and all things related to goodness and wellbeing, no matter what the task is.

See also kete tuatea, kete o te wānanga

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