Arohaina mai

Na Tuini Ngawai (1940). Click here for the waiata and actions.

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Tuini Ngawai

Tuini Ngawai

Arohaina mai e te Kingi nui
Manaakitia rā o tamariki e
Horahia mai rā te marie
nui ki te Ho-ko-whitu a tū toa 

Ngā mamaetanga me ngā pouri nui
Pēhia rawatia ki raro rā e.
Mē anga atu ka karanga ki te Matua
Aue aroha mai
 
Ngā hapū katoa o Aotearoa e
Tau awhitia rā ko tōku rongo
Kia mau te tihe mauria ora
a ngā tūpuna e
Hei tohu wehi e
 

 

Translation

Show compassion
O great King
bestow blessings
on your children.
Spread your blessings
of peace and comfort to the
brave band of Tu.
 
The pains
and great sorrows,
let them be suppressed completely.
Lift upwards
your voices to the Father
Aue, show compassion
 
To all families,
of New Zealand.
firmly embrace peace
Retain the spirit of life
of your ancestors
an emblem of courage