1. (particle) here - used after nouns, location words, pronouns and personal names to indicate position or connection with the speaker or the principal character in a narrative. Like the other two locative particles, nā and rā, it follows manner particles (i.e. kau, kē, noa, rawa and tonu) and directional particles (i.e. mai, atu, iho and ake) in the phrase if they are present.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 44;)
2. (particle) Also used to imply nearness to the present time, or a time or event just referred to.
Ka whakawhiti rāua ki Te Ika-a-Māui i te rā nei. / They cross to the North Island today.
I karangahia tēnei ko Te Heke Hauhaua, ā, ko Te Kāeaea tonu tētahi o ngā rangatira. Koia nei pea te wā i hoki ai a ia ki Te Wairarapa (TTR 1990:202). / This was called Te Heke Hauhaua and Te Kaeaea was one of the leaders. This was probably the time that he returned to Wairarapa.
7. (particle) Used before koa and rā to introduce explanatory sentences.
8. (particle) here - often starts a sentence.
Nei ka noho, ka noho, ka mahuki ake a whakaaro tērā pea ka whai hua tonu te wero atu ki te pātai, "He aha ia tēnei mea, te mātauranga Māori?" (HM 1/1998:2) / Here I sit and sit, and thoughts spring to mind that perhaps there is value in challenging with the question, "Just what is this thing Māori knowledge?"
9. (particle) on and on - used to indicate a long duration when the phrase with nei is repeated.
Ka mea atu tērā, "Waiho rā kia toru hoki ngā pō e rere ai, ā, ka kore e kitea te whenua, ka hoki ai tātou." Ka whakaae mai ngā hoa. I rere nei, rere nei. Kua tata ki te whenua (MM.TKM 1/11/1855:9). / That one said, "Let us wait and sail for three more nights and if we not don't find land we will return." The companions agreed. So they sailed on and on. Then they were near land.
2. (noun) string, cord, obligation, condition, limit, restriction.
3. (noun) legal restriction.
1. (noun) spear - for killing birds and was about 10 m long.
Kātahi a Marutūāhu rāua ko tana rōpā ka haere mai, haere mai anō rāua me te here wero manu anō; i haria mai ai taua here e rāua hei haha kai mā rāua (NM 1928:114). / Then Marutūāhu and his servant came, and they came with a spear for spearing birds, which they brought to procure food for themselves.
1. (noun) binding ropes, urban kinship group, domestic migrants, kinship link - a term sometimes used for tribal members in the city who join taura here groups to help to retain their identity and links back to their tribal homelands. These link back to iwi organisations and often taura here representatives have a place on iwi boards. For example, Te Runanga nui o Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Upoko o Te Ika is the Wellington taura here group for Ngāti Kahungunu. There are two taura here groups in Auckland for Ngā Puhi – Te Taura Here ki Manurewa (South Auckland) and Te Taura Here o Ngāpuhi ki Waitākere (North and West Auckland).
Nō te tau 1925 i whakatūria a ia hai kaikaunihera whakahaere mō te Kotahitanga o ngā Tāngata Mahi o Niu Tīreni mō te rohe o Tūranga, ka noho nei ia hai tino taura here mō te uniana nei me ngā Māori o te taiwhanga o Tūranganui-a-Kiwa (TTR 2000:121). / In 1925 he was appointed as the New Zealand Workers’ Union’s executive councillor for the Gisborne district, and he became a key link between the union and Māori of Poverty Bay.
2. (noun) leash.
1. (stative) be freehold, unconditional, free, carefree - also written with a hyphen (i.e. kore-here) or as one word (i.e. korehere).
2. (modifier) freehold, unconditionally.
Ko tētahi wāhanga o te ture, ko te tikanga e tareka ai te whakawhiti i te whenua Māori mai i te taitara ‘māori’ ki te taitara he mea tuku nā te Karauna, he taitara kore here rānei (Te Ara 2015). / One section of the legislation set up a process whereby Māori land could be converted from customary or ‘native’ title to a title granted by the Crown, or a freehold title.
1. (noun) policy.
Ko tā Te Awa-i-taia ki a Kāwana Hōri Kerei i te tau 1863, he whakahē i ngā kaupapa here a te kāwanatanga, e pā ana ki te tū a Wiremu Kīngi Te Rangitāke, arā, mō tōna kore hiahia hoko i ngā whenua o Waitara (TTR 1990:174). / Te Awa-i-taia told Governor George Grey in 1863 that he objected to government policies concerning Wiremu Kīngi Te Rangitāke's stand, who did not wish to sell Waitara lands.
1. (noun) policy strategy.
Ka tuku whakamāherehere kaupapa here pai rawa atu a Te Puni Kōkiri mō te kawenga o te Karauna ki ngā iwi, hapū, Māori, ā, mō ngā whāinga, pānga, kawenga hiki a te Kāwanatanga e pā ana ki te Māori (RT 2013:110). / An excellent policy strategy of The Ministry of Māori Development will be delivered for distribution to tribes, subtribes and Māori and it is about the objectives, interests and obligations of the Government concerning Māori.
1. (personal noun) third month of the Māori lunar calendar, approximately equivalent to August.
Ko te putanga mai o Matariki te tohu mō te marama tuatahi, ko ngā ingoa hoki ēnei o ngā marama katoa: Te Tahi o Pipiri, Te Rua o Takurua,Te Toru Here o Pipiri, Te Whā o Mahuru, Te Rima o Kōpū, Te Ono o Whitiānaunau, Te Whitu o Hakihea, Te Waru o Rehua, Te Iwa o Rūhi-te-rangi, Te Ngahuru o Poutū-te-rangi, Te Ngahuru mā tahi, Te Ngahuru mā rua (TP 1/3/1901:6). / The appearance of Pleiades is the sign for the first month and these are the names of all the months: The first is Pipiri, the second is Takurua, the third is Here o Pipiri, the fourth is Mahuru, the fifth is Kōpū, the sixth is Whiti-ānaunau, the seventh is Hakihea, the eighth is Rehua, the ninth is Rūhi-te-rangi, the tenth is Poutūterangi, the eleventh and twelth months.
1. (verb) to rise up one by one.
I te ahiahi ka tae mai taua hunga, he tokomaha noa atu, ka tae ki te pō, ka tomo ki roto i te whare, ka moemoe, i te tahi o ngā hāora i te pō, ka mārangaranga ki runga taka kai ai mā rātau (TPH 27/2/195:8). / In the evening that group arrived and there were many of them. When night arrived they went into the house and slept until 1 am when they got up to prepare food for themselves.
3. (modifier) moving about, appearing here and there, seen often in various places, popping up here and there.
He tangata nui - nui tinana, nui whakapapa, nui mana, nui whakaaro, nui aroha! He whare kōrero, he puna waiata, he tangata mātau ki ngā rerenga kōrero tuku iho i te Pō, he tohunga ki te whakaheke kāwai tangata, he poutāhū nō te Hāhi Ringatū, he tumu herenga waka. He kārearea topa ki tua o ngā rārangi maunga, he kūaka mārangaranga i runga o ngā marae, he kākā i waenga i te marea (EM 2002:232). / He is a big man - large in stature, genealogy, mana, ideas and charity! An orator, a fount of traditional songs, a person knowledgeable of traditional narratives, an expert in genealogies, a stalwart of the Ringatū Church, and a charismatic leader. He is a falcon souring beyond the mountain ranges, a bar-tailed godwit bobbing up and down (seen regularly) on marae, and a leader amongst the masses. (Part of a citation by Wiremu Parker of Ngāti Porou for Eruera Mānuera of Ngāti Awa when an Honorary Doctorate was conferred on him.)
1. (interjection) here! see here! how ...! - used to point out something or the reason for something and is often followed by hoki or rā.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 119;)
Inā ōu mōhiti! / Here are your glasses!
Inā te nui o ā tātou kai! / What a lot of food we have!
E kore e tipu he paku aha i reira, inā te makariri. / Nothing will grow there because it's too cold.
Kua mōhio pea te ao, inā hoki i pānuitia ki te pouaka whakaata i te pō rā. / The whole world probably already knows, as it was broadcast on TV last night.
He tau pai mō te mahi māra, inā rā e kī ana ngā rua i te kai. / It was obviously a good season for the garden, as the food stores are full.
3. (particle) When inā is used to emphasise statements about quality, the addition of nā, rā, ia and koa strengthens the meaning. These are usually written as one word.