The father was the principal chief of the kainga, and, as it turned out, cousin to Bent's rangatira Tito.
To blunder on the wrong wharé would only serve to arouse the kainga.
Kua kainga e koutou ko te kura, it has been eaten by you the school.
At the first crack of the firearms the kainga was awake; and what a scurry there was!
kainga—A native town, or village: their principal headquarters.
Others ran to the cooking hangis, and with burning sticks from the ovens set fire to some of the thatched houses in the kainga.
It was clear that the first thing to be done was to get the natives to come back to their kainga; but how?
Reconnoitring the kainga in the light of the risen moon Hugh stealthily approached the palisade surrounding it.
I would give him a piece quite close to the kainga, where I would always have him close to me.
Most of the houses are, of course, the usual raupo wharès, but there are carpentered frame-houses in the kainga as well.