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manaaki(tia)

look after, care for, show respect or kindess to

Ka manaakitia te harakeke e au.
The flax will be looked after by me.
- this is an example of a passive sentence

Mā mātou koutou e manaaki.
We will take care of you.
- this is an example of the agent emphatic

Ka manaaki te tangata whenua i ngā manuhiri.
The people of the land/marae will care for the visitors.
- this is an example of an active sentence


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