Definition of tapu in English:
- Almost nothing can happen - certainly nothing can be officially opened - without a Maori ceremony, which will frequently include a lifting of tapu, or an invocation to banish spirits.
- It says the Te Tumu Pa site, river mouth and river margins should be tapu forever out of respect for the tribes which fought there.
- That is, students warrant exposure to what is important and treasured about Maori culture, with the proviso that this doesn't signal handing over knowledge that is deemed tapu or intensely personal.
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