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Niu Tīrani

1. (loan) (location) Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Kia tūpato, e ngā Māori o Niu Tīrani, kei mau koutou i tēnei hara nui e akona mai nei e te Mōmona, arā, te pūremu (HKW 5/1998:3). / Take care, you Māori of New Zealand, lest you take on this major sin which the Mormons are teaching here, that is, adultery.

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Niu Tīrene

1. (loan) (location) Aotearoa/NewZealand.

Nō Hiteni, nō Wikitōria, nō Atareire, nō Hopatāone, nō Niu Tīrene, nō Tongatapu, nō Whītī aua minita (TH 4/1859:2). / Those ministers were from Sydney, Victoria, Adelaide, Hopetown, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji.

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Aotearoa

1. (location) North Island - now used as the Māori name for New Zealand.

(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 78;)

Ko tētehi o aua keke i waiho hei tukutuku ki ngā whanaunga, i ia wāhi, i ia wāhi o Aotearoa, o Te Waipounamu (TW 21/2/1876:72). / One of those cakes was left to be sent to relatives in each part of the North and South Islands.

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Tohu Hiranga, Te

1. Order of New Zealand, ONZ - The Order of New Zealand is New Zealand’s most senior honour and is limited to 20 living persons.

Toi Aotearoa

1. (noun) Creative New Zealand, Arts Council of New Zealand.

kōkihi

1. (verb) to shoot, begin to grow.

Kua kōanga, kua kōkihi ngā kānga. / It's spring and the corn plants are shooting.

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2. (noun) beach spinach, New Zealand spinach, Tetragonia tetragonioides, and climbing New Zealand spinach,Tetragonia implexicoma - similar native plants with round to heart-shaped, alternating, thick, fleshy leaves glistening with a fine powder. Have small, yellow flowers in spring. Creeping plants with stems and leaves often reddish. Found on sand dunes, beach gravel, and rocks.

Tohu Kātua, Te

1. The New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration, DSD.

akakiore

1. (noun) New Zealand jasmine, native jasmine, Parsonsia heterophylla, small New Zealand jasmine, Parsonsia capsularis - native climbing vines which often twine around themselves. Have longish leaves and white, sweet-scented, tubular flowers.

Engari te akakiore, kāore he niho o tērā (W 1971:221). / But the New Zealand jasmine, that has no thorns.

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tūtae ikamoana

1. (noun) beach spinach, New Zealand spinach, Tetragonia tetragonioides, and climbing New Zealand spinach, Tetragonia implexicoma - similar native plants with round to heart-shaped, alternating, thick, fleshy leaves glistening with a fine powder. Have small, yellow flowers in spring. Creeping plants with stems and leaves often reddish. Found on sand dunes, beach gravel, and rocks.

See also kōkihi

rengamutu

1. (noun) beach spinach, New Zealand spinach, Tetragonia tetragonioides, and climbing New Zealand spinach, Tetragonia implexicoma - similar native plants with round to heart-shaped, alternating, thick, fleshy leaves glistening with a fine powder. Have small, yellow flowers in spring. Creeping plants with stems and leaves often reddish. Found on sand dunes, beach gravel, and rocks.

See also kōkihi

rengarenga

1. (verb) to be crushed, pounded, destroyed, beaten.


2. (noun) rock lily, New Zealand lily, Arthropodium cirratum - a native plant with light green, broad and strap-like, glossy leaves and white flowers with yellow and purple centres, star-like on spindly, branching stalks. Grows in the North Island and the northern South Island, mostly on sea cliffs.

(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 98;)

Koirā a ia i kī ai: 'Māku anō e hanga tōku nei whare. Ko te tāhuhu he hīnau ko ngā poupou he māhoe, patatē. Me whakatupu ki te hua o te rengarenga, me whakapakari ki te hua o te kawariki.' (TTR 1994:134) / That's why he said: 'I myself shall build my house. The ridge-pole will be of hīnau and the supporting posts of māhoe and patatē. Raise the people with the fruit of the rengarenga, strengthened them with the fruits of the kawariki.'

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3. (noun) beach spinach, New Zealand spinach, Tetragonia tetragonioides, and climbing New Zealand spinach, Tetragonia implexicoma - similar native plants with round to heart-shaped, alternating, thick, fleshy leaves glistening with a fine powder. Have small, yellow flowers in spring. Creeping plants with stems and leaves often reddish. Found on sand dunes, beach gravel, and rocks.

See also kōkihi

Tohu Tāpui, Te

1. Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, CNZM - awarded to those “who in any field of endeavour, have rendered meritorious service to the Crown and the nation or who have become distinguished by their eminence, talents, contributions, or other merits”.

Tohu Huānga, Te

1. Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, MNZM - The Order is awarded to those “who in any field of endeavour, have rendered meritorious service to the Crown and the nation or who have become distinguished by their eminence, talents, contributions, or other merits”.

Tohu Āpiha, Te

1. (loan) Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, ONZM - The Order is awarded to those “who in any field of endeavour, have rendered meritorious service to the Crown and the nation or who have become distinguished by their eminence, talents, contributions, or other merits”.

akakaikiore

1. (noun) New Zealand jasmine, native jasmine, Parsonsia heterophylla, small New Zealand jasmine, Parsonsia capsularis - native climbing vines which often twine around themselves. Have longish leaves and white, sweet-scented, tubular flowers.

See also akakiore

Tohu Kairangi, Te

1. Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, DNZM - The Order is awarded to those “who in any field of endeavour, have rendered meritorious service to the Crown and the nation or who have become distinguished by their eminence, talents, contributions, or other merits”.

Tohu Tā, Te

1. Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, KNZM - The Order is awarded to those “who in any field of endeavour, have rendered meritorious service to the Crown and the nation or who have become distinguished by their eminence, talents, contributions, or other merits”.

Māori

1. (verb) to be Māori, apply in a Māori way.

Ahakoa i tīkina atu te kupu i te reo Pākehā, ko tana whakatakoto mai e Māori ana (Kāretu 2015). / Despite the word coming from English, its use is applied in a Māori way.

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2. (modifier) Māori.

Kai tēnei reanga te oranga o te reo Māori me ngā tamariki e whakaakona ana e rātau ki te reo (Kāretu 2015). / The health of the Māori language is with this generation and the children being taught the language by them.

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3. (noun) Māori, indigenous New Zealander, indigenous person of Aotearoa/New Zealand - a new use of the word resulting from Pākehā contact in order to distinguish between people of Māori descent and the colonisers.

I akona te reo Māori e ia nō te mea he ngākaunui ia ki te Māori (HP 1991:27). / He learnt the Māori language because he was kindly disposed towards Māori people.

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ihupuku

1. (verb) to be inexperienced.


2. (adjective) be industrious, eager, keen.

Ko ia te mea tika - he kakama, he ihupuku (HJ 2015:181). / She is the right one - she's quick and industrious.

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3. (modifier) industrious, eager, keen, semi-skilled.

Hai tangata ihupuku a Pāhewa ki te mahi māra (TTR 1996:117). / Pahewa was a keen gardener.

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4. (modifier) frugal, stingy, grasping, parsimonious.

I muri iho i tēnei tohatohanga ihupuku o ngā whenua tāpui o Te Waipounamu, ka kihirua ngā whakaaro o Te Tipa, ā, ka rika ki te āwhina i a Ngāi Tahu (TTR 1990:351). / After his parsimonious allocation of South Island reserves, Mantell had a change of heart, and became eager to assist Ngāi Tahu.

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5. (noun) inexperience.

I tino kitea te tautōhito o Helen Clarke me te ihupuku o Don Brash, i roto i ngā mahi tōrangapū. / Helen Clarke's experience and Don Brash's inexperience in politics was really evident.

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6. (noun) inexperienced person, greenhorn, rookie, trainee, apprentice, learner.

Ko te ihumanea, ko te ihupuku ka kimi kia mōhio ki te tikanga o te kupu, o te rerenga kōrero rānei, kātahi ka whakamahi i taua kupu, i taua rerenga kōrero rā ki te horopaki e tika ana (Kāretu 2016). / The clever person and the learner will endeavour to find the meaning of the word or sentence, then use the word or sentence in the appropriate context.

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7. (noun) New Zealand fur seal, Arctocephalus forsteri - distinguished from the larger New Zealand sea lion by lacking obvious ears and being unable to stand on all fours when on land.

He nui ngā ihupuku ki Rēkohu me ngā kāhui whakawhānau ki ōna moutere (Te Ara 2015). / Fur seals were common on the Chatham Islands and there were breeding colonies on its islands.

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kekeno

1. (noun) New Zealand fur seal, Arctocephalus forsteri - distinguished from the larger New Zealand sea lion by lacking obvious ears and being unable to stand on all fours when on land.

(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 46; Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 1;)

Ka pakaru ngā kākahu, ka tuia he kākahu mō rātou ki te kiri kekeno, he iwi toroa ngā ngira (TWM 20/2/1868:5). / When their clothes were ragged they sewed garments of seal skins and the needles were of albatross bone.

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