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Haratua Play

1. (personal noun) twelfth lunar month of the Māori year - approximately equivalent to May.

Me tae mai ā koutou taonga whakataetae ki tēnei tari i mua i te 31 o ngā rā o Haratua 1990 (HM 1/1990:3). / Your competition masterpieces must reach this office before 31 May 1990.

2. (noun) twelfth lunar month of the Māori year, May.

Ki taku titiro, i tīmata te Haratua i te 28 o ngā pō o Āperira, nā ko te Tahi o Pipiri ka tīmata i te 27 o ngā rā o Mei (TTT 1/6/1922:13). / According to my observation, the month of Haratua begins on the 28th night of April, and the month of Tahi o Pipiri begins on the 27 of May.

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