awry; out of the way non-existant place. As in "up the boohai shooting pukeko's with a long-handled shovel" : said in response to "Where are you going?", and meaning either "Mind your own business" or "I'm just wandering around". Or "up the boohai" (out of place; awry)

Kiwi (New Zealand slang). 2013.

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