He waiata for Waimakariri District Council

He waiata for Waimakariri District Council, Rangiora, 12 February 2008

Kaitito: Ruahine Crofts
Tune: The Whole World Smiles with You

Tēnᾱ koutou e te iwi
O Ngᾱi Tūᾱhuriri e
Tēnei mᾱtou e mihi atu
Ki a koutou katoa
Anei te rōpu o te kaunihera
A rohe o Waimakariri e
Kua tae mai ki te tuhono
Te kaupapa kotahitanga
Aue tᾱtou ia, tᾱtou e

Translation:

Greetings and Salutations to you
The people/ the Iwi/ Tangata Whenua
Of Ngāi Tūāhuriri
Our best wishes we convey to you all.
We are the Group from the District Council
Of Waimakariri who
Have come to join with you
In strengthening our relationship in
The spirit of togetherness
Aue tātou ia, tātou e

Note: Although the Council waiata should normally be used only when visiting Tuahiwi, it has been used on other occasions due to its mana as a mark of respect to the Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga and the Crofts whanau from which it came.