mako, v.i. Diligent, careful, heedful, well behaved; diligence etc.
Mē mako koe i tā‘au ‘anga‘anga ka ‘ōronga atu au ‘ē rua ‘epetoma ‘ōrotē nō‘ou.
If you are diligent with your work, I‘ll give you two weeks holiday;
mē ‘anga‘anga mako koe,
if you work well;
‘E tangata mako ‘aia i te ‘ākono i tāna ‘apinga tanu.
He is a man who takes great care of his crops. Mako kore, careless, negligent, slovenly, badly behaved.
KĀ kī te kaingākai i te parā kai mē kaikai makokore koe.
You‘ll get crumbs and splashes all over the table if you eat in such a slovenly way;
‘Auraka koe e makokore i te au ‘apinga kāmuta a tō‘ou metua.
Don’t misuse your father’s carpentry tools.
makitoro, v.i. Search, investigate or examine painstakingly, pursue a matter with deliberation and diligence.
Kua makitoro mārie te taote i te tupu‘anga te maki o te va‘ine.
The doctor made a thorough investigation when the woman became ill;
Kua kimi makitoro ‘aia,
he searched diligently.
matatio. Minutely, searchingly, intently, with diligence. Normally used adverbially after kimi search.
Kua kimi matatio te ‘akavā i te tupu‘anga o te pekapeka i roto i te ‘ōire.
The police conducted a searching investigation into the causes of the trouble in the village;
Kua kimi matatio ‘aia i te tārevakē o te matīni ē kua kitea.
He searched methodically for the fault in the engine and found it. Ma te matatio, painstakingly.