Waiata Patere: Makahae

Posted on September 15th, 2015 by makahae.

A waiata patere is a traditional chant. The following waiata patere has been composed for Ngト》i Tuheke whanau:

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Karakia: Mo Te Kai (Grace)

Posted on September 15th, 2015 by makahae.

This is a Karakia (blessing) traditionally used by Maori before a meal, to acknowledge the sharing of food together. The English translation is as follows: 窶廝less our food as wellbeing for our body, Feed our spirit with the food of wellness, Forever Amen窶

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Learn Your Pepeha

Posted on September 15th, 2015 by makahae.

A pepeha is a tribal saying or motto that identifies who you are and where you are from. The following pepeha is for someone who affiliates to Ngati Tuheke. It includes both the text (Mト{ri, English) as well as the audio recording so you can hear how it sounds. Try this one out using your name and your ancestors name.

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