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tēnā, tēnā Play

1. well then! right then! OK, that's that done - an idiom used to suggest that the speaker thinks a task has been completed.

Ko wai kei te whakaae ki te mōtini nei? (Kua 'āe' mai te katoa.) Ko wai kei te whakahē? (Kua kore e hamumu te waha o te tangata kotahi.) Ā kāti, ko tēnā, tēnā! (HKK 1999:107). / Who agrees with this motion? (All agree. Who opposes? (Not one voice speaks.) Well then, that's that done!

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