Powhiri at Newton Central [Term 3 2018]

Term 3, Powhiri for all our new students and staff.  Please bring a plate of food to share  

He Aha Te Hau

This is a waiata that has been gifted to our school by mana whenua Ngati Whatua to be used when welcoming visitors into our school and at other formal occasions like our start of term pōhiri. It is a waiata that is very significant to mana whenua and to Auckland city and its community.

He Aha Te Hau
He aha te hau e wawara mai
He tiu, he raki
Nāna i a mai te pūpū-tarakihi ki uta
E tikina atu e au te kōtiu
Ko ia te pou, te pou whakairo ka tū ki Waitematā
I ōku wairangi ee
Kōkiri!

Whakarongo, listen to the waiata – MP3 356KB