Ehara Tēnei I Te Maunga Nekeneke

Te Kani-a-Takirau
 
Ehara tēnei i te maunga nekeneke
He maunga tū tonu a maunga Hikurangi e
 
Ko te toka tēnei o aku tipuna, he toka ahuru,
he toka whakairo
Ki a tū tonu mai koe
 
Hei karanga i o iwi e kanapa atu rā o tini rīnena
Ki te Taitokerau, ki te Hauauru ka ruruku atu rā ki te
Waipounamu ki a Tahu Potiki e, e Aue!
 
Taku pū whakaoraora, ka tuku te mania ka tiaho
te hua ina wa
Hei aha hei, i uhi tai, uhi tai Hi!