Green’s Dictionary of Slang

pakeha n.

[Maori pakeha, a European, poss. link to pakepakeha, ‘imaginary white-skinned thing’, is ‘the least unlikely [theory] of those suggested’ (DNZE)]

1. [early 19C+] (N.Z., also packeah) a white person; also as adj.

2. [1960s] the English language.

In compounds

pakeha time (n.)

[2000s] (N.Z.) disciplined time-keeping.