He kākano āhau - Stan Walker

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One of the waiata that cement Stan as a modern day leader in the normalization of te reo

He kākano āhau
I ruia mai i Rangiātea
And I will never be lost
I am a seed, born of greatness
Descended from a line of chiefs,
He kākano āhau 

Ki hea rā āu e hītekiteki ana 
Ka mau tonu i āhau ōku tikanga 
Tōku reo, tōku oho-oho, 
Tōku reo, tōku māpihi maurea 
Tōku whakakai marihi
My language is my strength,
An ornament of grace

Ka tū ana āhau,
Ka ūhia au e ōku tīpuna
My pride I will show
That you may know who I am
I am a warrior, a survivor
He mōrehu āhau


Ki hea rā āu e hītekiteki ana
Ka mau tonu i āhau ōku tikanga 
Tōku reo, tōku oho-oho,
Tōku reo, tōku māpihi maurea
Tōku whakakai marihi
My language is my strength,
An ornament of grace,
An ornament of grace,
An ornament of grace,
An ornament of grace..... 


Kia Ora whanau

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