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Te Reo Māori

Tihei mauri ora

Ko IO te Matua

Ko Tawhirimatea te atua

Ko te toroa me te tīrairaka nga kaitiaki

Ko Puke Rangatira ki Tawhera te maunga

Ko Hokianga te moana

Ko Punehu te awa

Ko Matawhaorua te waka

Ko Waiparera te marae

Ko Nukutawhiti te whare tupuna

Ko Ruamaomao te whare kai

Ko Te Rarawa te iwi

Ko Whanopani te hapu

Ko Paiha te whanau

Ko Tony Bridge ahau.

He tu poto tēnei

Ki te whakautu

Nga mihi kua mihia.

Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa.

Ki nga aihua maha

Haere, haere, haere.

Ki te hunga ora

Tena koutou katoa.

 

English

 

Behold my right to speak

IO is the Creator

Tawhirimatea is the atua

The toroa and the fantail are the guides

Puke Rangatira to Tawhera is the mountain

Hokianga is the ocean

Punehu is the river

Matawhaorua is the canoe

Waiparera is the marae

Nukutawhiti is the house of the ancestors

Ruamaumo is the house of nourishment

Te Rarawa are the tribe

Whanopani is the hapu

Paiha is the family

I am Tony Bridge.

I stand for a short time

To speak to you

My respects to those who have spoken before

Greetings to you, greetings to you, greetings to all of you

To those who have gone before

Welcome, welcome, welcome.

 

 

 

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