1. (verb) to have a share, have a place, have an interest, possess a claim, possess a right.
Whakatūria ai e te Kōmihana mō ngā Tari Kāwanatanga ēnei wānanga ia marama mō ngā kaimahi kāwanatanga, ko ngā kaupapa e whakahaeretia ana e whaipānga ana ki a rātou (HM 4/1990:1). / The State Services Commission holds these symposiums each month for government employees and the topics scheduled are of interest to them.
Nā tōna whaipānga ki ngā iwi huhua, ka haria mai hoki ō rātau raruraru māna e wānanga, māna hoki e whakatau (TTR 1994:143). / Because of her connections with many tribes, disputes were brought to her to consider and settle.
See also whai pānga