n. the inside of the bow section of a canoe where fish are put, or gear is stored.
Tuku atu te kakai nā ki loto o te pūoyo o te vaka. Put the tuna fish in the bow of the canoe.
na papa ki te pūoyo to have secured something, have it safe in one’s possession
Na maua tau mea na winangalo ke maua? Ēke, na papa ki te pūoyo. Did you get the thing you wanted? Yes, I’ve got it in a safe place.