matai matai

Definition(s):

  • (n) conifer of Australia and New Zealand

Usage(s):

  • And how can due process be served in a world in which it is regarded as impolite to refuse a request, especially from a matai, or all powerful village chief?.

News

  • Man punched ex-girlfriend's dad after breaking into home, cops say

    Winter Haven cops found Ashir Jamin Matai, 30, after he broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home earlier this month while she and her parents were sleeping and attacked her dad, according to a news release from the Winter Haven Police Department.        
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Sun-Sentinel

Quotes

  1. "I made him well aware that that was a bit of his own doing so it's important he gets it right this week," Kearney said. "It's his opportunity, and with Steve (Matai) missing out it's a great opportunity for him to put what's happened during...
    on Oct 30, 2008 By: Stephen Kearney Source: Stuff.co.nz

  2. "I don't remember what happened, but he came to our dressing room to apologise. There are no (bad) feelings, I accept his apology," Gasnier said. "I asked Hugh Hazard (Kangaroos doctor) 'Who got me?' He told told me Matai had come into our...
    on Oct 15, 2007 By: Mark Gasnier Source: Fox Sports

  3. "Matai didn't miss him. He was a bit dusty when he got up but to his credit he stayed out there," prop Petero Civoniceva said of Gallen.
    on Oct 27, 2008 By: Petero Civoniceva Source: Courier Mail

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