1. A present which a travelling party sends on ahead to their prospective hosts.
Ko te kura tēia i tō tātou tere ki Tumu-te-varovaro.
This present is from our travelling party in respect of their coming visit to Rarotonga.
2. An order from a chief requiring gifts to be donated for some ceremonial function.
Kua tae mai te kura a te ariki ki te aronga tanu i runga i tōna ‘enua.
The chief’s requisition reached the people who were farming his land.
3. A messenger bearing such a present or order.
Kua kave mai te kura i te ‘apinga nō te ‘aere‘anga te tere o te ariki.
The messenger has brought the present for the coming royal visit. (cf. kura1, i.e. a red (and therefore sacred or chiefly) object.)