He tangata ka whakangungua, ka whakaakona, ka atawhaitia e tētahi tautōhito, tētahi mātanga kia puta tana ihu i roto i āna mahi toi. Ko te tautōhito hei whakaruruhau i āna poipoinga.
A person who is trained, taught and protected by someone of experience and expertise, in order for that person to achieve success in their chosen artistic field. The experienced person acts as a mentor for their protégé.
poipoi - to nurture
He poipoinga ia nā Pine Taiapa.
He tino whakaruruhau ia i āna poipoinga, inā te nui o te tautoko.
Ko te mahi a te poipoinga hei whakaata anō i tōna whakaruruhau.