- Orderliness, regularity, system (usually with a negative). Kare e marikoanga, marikonga kore. There is no order (system, coherence); chaotic, dis-ordered. Kare e marikonga i taku one anani, kua peke ua a roto i te ketua e te puaka. My orange grove is in a dreadful state, the pigs got in and turned it all up with their rooting; Kare e marikoanga i teia tamaiti; i tetai ra ka oki mai ki te kainga, i tetai ra ka noo atu ki Ngatangiia. You never know where you are with this child; one day hell come home, and another day hell stay over at Ngatangiia; E marikonga kore tika ai to tatou kainga, e mea meitaki kia tamaia apopo. Our place is in a right mess, a good thing to get it cleared up tomorrow; E tangata marikonga kore koe i taau angaanga. There is no system in the way you work; Kare e marikonga i tana tuatua. There is no rhyme or reason in what he says.
- Avail, advantage, use, point. Kare ua e marikonga te manako. It is useless trying to think; Kua tauta ua atu rai au kia rauka, kare ua rai e marikonga. I kept trying to obtain it, but to no avail.
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