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Welcome to PAEKUPU, words related to Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Curriculum areas presently available on PAEKUPU: Toi Ataata, Te Reo Matatini, Puoro, Te Reo Pāngarau, Te Reo Pūtaiao, Ngā Mahi a te Rēhia
 
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Te Reo Pūtaiao

mātāwainuku

aquifer

tūingoa

WHAKAMĀRAMA

He whakatakotoranga toka ki roto i te kirinuku, he putunga wai kei roto. Ka pupū ake te wai o te mātāwainuku i te puna māori, ka taea rānei te papu kia puta ki runga.

A formation of rock in the Earth's crust which contains a storage of water. The groundwater in the aquifer comes to the surface as a natural spring, or it can be pumped to the surface. 

Tauira KŌrero

Nō hea te wai o roto i tētahi mātāwainuku?

Ina kaha te tuku whakahaumako horihori ki te whenua, tērā pea ka takakinotia te mātāwainuku.

I Te Matau-a-Māui, kua roa te hunga ahumāra e whāngai ana i ā rātou pāmu ki te wai o roto i ngā mātāwainuku o te rohe. 

WhakamĀrama Āpitihanga

Hei whakaatu i te mātāwainuku:

Takenga Mai

mātā (mātāpuna) - source

wainuku - groundwater

Tauira KŌrero

Nō hea te wai o roto i tētahi mātāwainuku?

Ina kaha te tuku whakahaumako horihori ki te whenua, tērā pea ka takakinotia te mātāwainuku.

I Te Matau-a-Māui, kua roa te hunga ahumāra e whāngai ana i ā rātou pāmu ki te wai o roto i ngā mātāwainuku o te rohe. 

WhakamĀrama Āpitihanga