Ahurea

Cultural

Ngā Waiata o Te Rarawa

Te Rarawa Kaiwhare

 

Te Rarawa Kaiwhare  

Mihi atu ki a koutou  

Mihi atu ki a Io 

E here mai, here atu 

I tō iwi 

 

Te Rarawa Kaiwhare … mihi mai 

Mihi atu ki a koutou … e te Atua 

Mihi atu ki a Io 

E here mai, here atu 

I tō iwi 

 

Mā te Atua koutou hei manaaki 

Kia ora rā 

Mā te Atua koutou hei manaaki 

Kia ora rā 

Kia ora rā 

Te Rarawa consumers of the most sacred  

We acknowledge you all 

We thank our creator 

That weaves a strong bond 

To unite your people 

 

With God’s protection upon you 

Life (of Te Rarawa) is assured 

 
 

 

This waiata was composed by Wayne Te Tai of Ngāti Te Reinga hapū and arranged by Morvin Simon of Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi.  Composed to strengthen the resolve of our Te Rarawa people, the kupu suggest to the iwi that with God our mana is assured wherever we go, wherever we may be.  The waiata can be used for any occasion in support of Te Rarawa kaupapa.  It was performed by Te Rarawa for the Te Rarawa Historical Claims Settlement hearing at Parliament (Wellington) in 2015.