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Te karanga ate tui
I te ohonga mai o Te Ao
I te Atatu
Tui, tui, tui-a
Ka rongo Te Po
Ka rongo Te Ao
The tui calling, calling
Calling The New Day

E tu i mua o te ra
Kia kore ai koe e kite i te ata
Stand face the dawn
So you don't see the shadow beneath you feet

Ki nga tauira katoa
Piki mai kake mai haere mai
Whakamahi tou reo
To all students (youth)
Come, come closer
Let you voice hear

Whakarongo whakarongo
Whakarongo ki tou ake
Hinengaro e whakahau nei
Kia mataara 
whakamahi tou pooti
Listen, listen
Listen to what your heart says
Rise up and make your vote count

Akona tenei rearanga
Ki nga taonga rangatira
Hei arataki i a koutou i a tatau
This generation
Learn from the gemstones of the chiefs
To guide us through new ventures and journeys

Kia kaha, kia toa, kia maia
Kia manawanui, kia mataara
Whanau strength, male strength, women strength
For the long journey, and always be alert (to the traps)

Kua Rongo Ake Au he karakia…
Kia hora te marino
Kia whakapapa pounamu te moana
Kia tere te karohirohi
I have heard a prayer …
May the calm be widespread
May the surface of the ocean
glisten like greenstone, and
May the shimmer of summer
dance across your path
Forever

Kua Rongo Ake Au …

Kei roto i nga tuhinga a Shakespeare:

Kaakari o kupu tiiramarama

Ka kainga noatia e te waikura

- Translation by Haare Williams

I have heard that …

Keep up your bright words

For the dew will rust them

 - Othello, William Shakesperare 

 

Kua Rongo Ake Au he karakia…

Kia hora te marino

Kia whakapapa pounamu te moana

Kia tere te karohirohi

I have heard a prayer …

May the calm be wide spread

May the surface of the oceang listen like greenstone, and

May the shimmer of summer dance across your path

Forever

Kua rongo ake au-

Tirohia ko te pai

Kei tēnā, tēnā

Kei roto rānei

I te māuiui

Ka puta tōku ake

Rangatiratanga

I have learned

That when I look

For good

In everyone

And in every adversity

I find richness

In myself

 

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