Nga Puawai o Ngapuhi

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"Here we are, the fruit of our parents' hard work, blossoming before them."

Whakarongo mai
Ki te reo e tangi nei
E ringihia mai ana
Mai i aku kamo
Nga roimata e

Whiti mai te ra
Ngaro ana te mamae
Ngaro noa te pouri
Kaua e mau riri
Anei ano he ra

Maranga mai e te iwi
O nga hapu Ngapuhi
Kia mau, kia u, kia pupuri ai
Ki nga akoranga nui


Takahia te ao
Ka kitea te iwi
E tu tangata mai tatou
Nga uri o ratou
Kua mene ki te po

Tenei te mihi
Ki nga kai awhina e
Ki nga whaea nga matua
Anei ra ko nga hua
E puawai ana mai

Maranga mai...

Listen
to the voice that is crying out
and see pouring out
from my eyes
the tears.

But as the sun shines
the pain disappears and
the sadness falls way
Don't hold any anger
for this is another day

Rise up all of you
of the sub tribes of Ngapuhi
and hold firmly and securely and forever
to the great teachings
.

As you travel the world
It will be seen by everyone
that we are people who stand proud
we, the descendants of those who have been
lost in the night.

This is the thanks we give to you
To our aunts and uncles,
mothers and fathers
Here we are, the fruit of your labour
Blossoming before you.

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Comments 3

Adele on Wednesday, 22 December 2021 01:22

Ataahua! Learning more of my Ngapuhi side

Ataahua! Learning more of my Ngapuhi side
TUOT on Sunday, 02 January 2022 21:11

thank you for all the comments and love the waiata from home (Ngapuhi), reminders of where I am from and memories of days gone by

thank you for all the comments and love the waiata from home (Ngapuhi), reminders of where I am from and memories of days gone by
Honatanahona65 on Wednesday, 03 July 2024 22:09

Kia Ora Adele, awareness of Our Nga Puawai O Nga puhi Whenua Lands, Flavell Whanau, Korero Awhi Whanaunga,!Kia kaha Ora o te Kaeo,nga mihi Honatana Hona Croft.

Kia Ora Adele, awareness of Our Nga Puawai O Nga puhi Whenua Lands, Flavell Whanau, Korero Awhi Whanaunga,!Kia kaha Ora o te Kaeo,nga mihi Honatana Hona Croft.
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