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whakatūtū

1. (verb) (-ria,-tia) to set up, erect, construct.

Ka whakatūtūtia ngā rākau nei mō ngā taha o te whare, mō te whatitoka, mō te tuarongo hoki (HP 1991:12). / This timber was erected for the sides of the house, for the doorway and for the back wall.

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Synonyms: rahurahu, whakakaupapa


2. (verb) (-ria,-tia) to convene, establish.

Tērā anō ētahi rangatira o Pēwhairangi e whakatūtū hui ana ki Waitangi (TTR 1994:110). / There were some Bay of Islands chiefs who convened meetings at Waitangi.

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3. (verb) (-ria,-tia) to parade, perform, carry out manoeuvres.

Ko te ope i tākina atu e Kūkūtai i whakatūtū i raro i te haki o Ingarangi (TTR 1990:42). / Kūkūtai led a contingent which paraded under the Union Jack.

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Synonyms: tapa, whakaataata, whakahua, whakahaere, mahi, hahaka, haka, whakarite, whakaatu


4. (modifier) erecting, constructing, building.

I whakahaungia e Rāwiri Puhirake ngā wāhine i āwhina i te mahi whakatūtū tūwatawata i Pukehinahina, kia whakatahi rātau i mua o te kōkiritanga a te ope Pākehā (TTR 1990:212). / The women who had helped in the fortification construction work at Pukehinahina had been ordered to withdraw by Rāwiri Puhirake before the British force attacked.

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5. (modifier) establishing, instituting.

He tangata i anga ia ki ngā mahi a te rangatahi Māori, nāna i whakakīkī te mahi whakatūtū kapa haka mō rātou (TTR 1998:132). / He was a person dedicated to the activities of Māori youth and advocated the work of establishing cultural groups for them.

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6. (modifier) holding, running, convening, organising.

Pārekareka ana hoki ki a Te Kooti te mahi whakatūtū rērehi hōiho, hai whakamāmā ake pea māna i te mōkinokino o tēnei mea o te pakanga (TTR 1976:218). / Te Kooti also enjoyed holding horse-racing events, perhaps to provide relief from the grim reality of warfare.

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Synonyms: whakarērere, oma, omaoma


7. (modifier) parading, drilling.

Kotahi wiki ki Pōneke, he mahi whakatūtū hōia te mahi (HKW 1/5/1902:9). / We were one week in Wellington doing military drills.

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Synonyms: tūngārahu


8. (noun) erection, construction, building, raising.

Nā ngā moni hua o te hokonga i ngā rākau tōtara o ngā whenua o ngā Mahupuku i utu te whakatūtū haere i ērā o ngā whare papa rākau nei (TTR 1994:47). / The proceeds of the sale of tōtara trees from Mahupuku lands paid for the construction of these timber houses.

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Synonyms: huti, hutinga, hīanga, whakatupu, whakapiki, whakaputu, whakatipu


9. (noun) parade, drill squad, marching group.

He maha ngā whakatūtū kātipa i uru atu te ope Māori hei whakanui i te Tiupiri i te 22 o Hune 1897 (TTR 1996:259). / The Māori contingent participated in many of the military parades to celebrate the Jubilee on 22 june1897.

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10. (noun) parade drill, parade, drilling, manoeuvres.

Ka riro katoa mai ō mātau kākahu, pūtu, pēke, ka tīmata te whakatūtū hōia (HP 1991:103). / When we had obtained our uniform, boots and bags the military parade drill began.

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