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pōrae

1. (noun) pōrae, Nemadactylus douglasii - a large silver-blue to blue-green fish of North Island waters. Body deep with long, long and low dorsal fin. Maximum size 600 mm.

Hei ngā marama o Ākuhata me Hepetema ka haongia ko te tarakihi, te pōrae , te rāwaru te taipua rānei, te kehe tae atu ki te kumukumu (Te Ara 2012). / In August and September tarakihi, trumpeter fish, rock cod, marble fish and gurnard are caught in nets.

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2. (noun) trumpeter, Latris lineata - a fish, yellow-brown on the back and sides with three bands of olive to yellow-green along the side. Belly silvery yellow, body elongated and compressed. Head with distinct concave profile.

See also kohikohi

pora

1. (modifier) foreign.

Kite toto, kau ana te tangata pora i te wai, te tāne, te wāhine te tamariki, ko te whakahē tēnei a Heke i te whakaoatitanga i te tangata me te whenua (TJ 25/1/1898:4). / Seeing blood, the strangers swam in the water, men, women and children; this was Heke’s objection to the oath of the people and the land.

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2. (noun) large ocean-going canoe, ship.

He matau nāhaku i riua mai i runga o Rangiātea i ngā pora rā e, i rere mai i tawhiti (JPS 1898:172). / A fish-hook of mine brought from Rangiātea in those large sea-going canoes that sailed here from afar.

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3. (noun) stranger, foreigner.

E kīia ana e ngā tīpuna, e ngā mātua he pora atua. Nō te kitenga i te Pākehā ka kīia e ngā mātua he tangata pora, koia māua tēnei iwi a Ngāi Tahu; koia i karanga ai he tangata pora, tae noa atu ki te kaipuke he pora e rere i te moana (TPH 30/12/1900:4). / The ancestors and parents said that they were god-like foreigners. When they saw the Pākehā the parents said they were foreign people, that's why we, the tribe of Ngāi Tahu call them 'tangata pora' (foreign people), including the sailing ship which is a 'pora' sailing the ocean.

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pōra

1. (loan) (noun) pole (of the north and south poles).

Nōta Pōra

1. (loan) (location) North Pole.

whare pora

1. (noun) house of weaving, weaving school.

Ko Hineteiwaiwa te tupuna wahine nāna ngā mahi katoa e pā ana ki te whare pora, te raranga me te whatu (PK 2008:666). / Hineteiwaiwa was the female ancestor from whom all the arts of the house of weaving originated, including plaiting and weaving.

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See also ngā mahi a te whare pora, pora

Hauta Pōra

1. (loan) (location) South Pole.

ngā mahi a te whare pora

1. art of weaving.

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