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taiaroa Play

1. (noun) basket, receptacle.


Synonyms: raurau, kete, rawhi, roroi, rourou, rahu


2. (modifier) exhausting, wearying.

Ahakoa ngā pakanga taiaroa i waenganui i a Ngāti Hako rātou ko ngā iwi o Marutūahu, kīhai i tineia rawatia ō rātou ahi ki Hauraki, ā, tatū rawa ki ēnei rā (Te Ara 2013). / Despite the exhausting battles between Ngāti Hako and the Marutūahu peoples, their fires were never completely extinguished in Hauraki, right up to today.


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