tauranga

tauranga, nom. Place of coming to rest, landing, alighting, perch, anchorage, fishing-ground, airfield.

Ko te tauranga tēnā o te manu.
That’s where the birds roost;

Te tāravarava ‘uā ra te au pa‘ī rere i runga i te tauranga.
The planes were standing scattered round on the airfield;

Kua kika‘ia te au pa‘ī rere i runga i te ngā‘i ‘akatō‘anga ki te au tauranga.
The planes on the runways were towed into the hangars;

Ko te tauranga te reira o te au pa‘ī mama‘ata.
That’s the anchorage for the big ships;

Tē pāpānu ‘uā ra te au vaka tautai i runga i te au tauranga.
The fleet of fishing canoes are drifting on the fishing grounds.

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