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Rangimarie Day | September 2021

Kia ora Koutou,.

Kia ora Koutou,

Due to our current COVID-19 restrictions kaimahi were invited to attend a Teams Hui - records confirm 35 kaimahi attended.

We watched a YouTube clip Maimoatia - Pūkana & Whānau with Karaoke Lyrics - https://youtu.be/4Kebb3MxVVI

We could all sing along but most importantly took the time to champion our reo.

Verse 1

E ora ai te reo kōrerohia

E ora ai te reo waiatahia

E noho tahi ai tātou

I raro i ngā wawata mo te reo Māori e

Pre-Chorus

E hāere tahi ana tātou i te ara o te reo

He tūāoma kē tōu, he tūāoma kē tōkū

CHORUS

Nōu te reo

Nōkū te reo

Te hononga ki o tātou tīpuna

Maimoatia e te iwi e

Verse 2

Ahakoa te hē, te tika,

Ngā piki, ngā heke,

Kaua e wehi, e whakamā

Tukuna kia rere

E hāere tahi ana tātou i te ara o te reo

He tūāoma kē tōu, he tūāoma kē tōkū

CHORUS

Bridge

E te reo e

Nāu ahau i Māori ai

Mākū koe e ora ai

CHORUS

MAIMOATIA - ENGLISH

For the languages survival, speak it

For the languages survival, sing it

And so we are united in our aspirations

For the Māori language

We are all travelling the pathway

of the language

You are at your stage of the journey

I am at mine

(ALL)

The language is yours

The language is mine

It is what links us to our ancestors

Cherish it one and all

Whether you make mistakes or are correct

Whether there be ups and downs

Have no fear, don’t be shy

Let the language fly

We are all travelling the pathway

of the language

You are at your stage of the journey

I am at mine

(ALL)

The language is yours

The language is mine

It is what links us to our ancestors

Cherish it one and all

To the language (personified)

You define me as Māori

And I will keep you alive

(ALL)

The language is yours

The language is mine

It is what links us to our ancestors

Cherish it one and all

Maimoatia (feat. Nathaniel Howe, Makaira Berry, Raniera Blake, Puawai Taiapa, Pere Wihongi, Awatea Wihongi, Hoeata Maxwell-Blake, Tawaroa Kawana, Meto Tagivale Schmidt-Peke, Katerama Pou, Te Awhina Kaiwai-Winikau, Mereana Teka)

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