tāwharanui / dictionary

Tāwharanui is a Te Nehenehenui centric dictionary, with kupu hou, phrases and idioms unique to Te Nehenehenui. Each word or phrase will give a definition, example and its origins. Just like the Tāwhara, which was a favourable food source to all who resided in the great forest of Te Nehenehenui. We invite you to share in this collection of kupu that are unique to our people.

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Koropū
Translation: Storage Shed (Traditionally used for storing potatoes)
Synonyms: Hēti / Wharau
Heria ngā huawhenua nei ki te koropū – Put these vegetables into storage.

Kāmura
Translation: Carpenter / Carpentry
Synonyms: Kaihanga
Mā te kāmura tō whare e hanga – Let the carpenter build your house.

Kawenata
Translation: Covenant / Agreement / Charter / Contract / Treaty
Synonyms: Kirimana / Tiriti
I ara ake Te Kawenata o Ngāti Maniapoto me ōnā Hapū mahi i te tau 1904 – The covenant of Ngāti Maniapoto and its many subtribes was established in the year 1904.

Hiwi
Translation: Hill / Ridge
Synonyms: Puke
Ko tēnei te hiwi teitei o te takiwā nei – This is the tallest hill in the region.

Hirikapo
Translation: Mind / Intellect
Synonyms: Hinengaro
Ka mau roa ngā kōrero nei ki te hirikapo – I will keep what’s been said in mind.