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Okea ururoatia!

Keep fighting! Strive!

Okea ururoatia!
Keep fighting!
- this is an example of a command in simple passive form

This saying originates from the whakataukī:

“Kaua e mate wheke, mate ururoa”

which means, don’t die like the octopus (that gives up easily), die like the shark (that keeps on fighting). The meaning here is to keep fighting your fight (whatever it might be), like the shark.

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