Ma mua ka kite a muri E kore e kitea he toki huna
Ma muri ka ora a mua He moana pukepuke e
a hidden adze cannot be seen ekengia e te waka
Those who lead give sight to those who even if the sea is rough it can be crossed by
(hidden intentions are not easily
Those who follow give life to those who lead. discovered)
“Ka tangi te piipiiwharauroa, Kaore te kumara e korero He kōwhatu i taka mai i te pari e
ko nagaa karere a Mahuru” mo tona mangaro kore tāea te whakahokia.
A stone fallen from the cliff cannot
The sound of the shining cuckoo‟s call The kumara does not say how be replaced.(what is done is done).
heralds the coming of spring. sweet it is.
Self praise is no recommendation.
Matua whakapai i tou marae, ka
Ma te huruhuru ka rere
E kore e hekeheke he kakano
whakapai ai i te marae o te rangatira. te manu
I will never be lost, for I am the seed of
First set your own marae in order before you chiefs. Our ancestors live on in us. Without feathers the bird cannot fly.
clean up the marae of another.
Nāu te rourou Mā pango Koreotia oku painga
Nāku te rourou Mā whero Kia ngaro, aku mahi kore taki.
Ka ora te manuhiri Ka oti te mahi
Talk about (notice) what I am good at
You food basket, my food basket, the guest By black, by red, the work is done.
And the things I am not good at (yet)
will be satisfied. Pango – black – slaves
Mana associated with satisfying guests. Whero – red- „chief‟ painted with red ochre.
Ehara ta te tangata kai, he kai
titongi kaki, . Pangaatu ngā āhua ko te kairapu,
E kore e rite ki tana ake, tino koretake ko ia te kite
kai, tino makona.
Throw out the things of no use or value He who seeks will find
Food obtained by another only tickles the throat;
the best and most satisfying food is obtained by
one‟s own labours.
Hei toi whakairo he mana E hia motunga o te weka I te
tangata māhanga? Ū ki te ako, tu tangata ai apōpō
How many times does the weka escape Excel in teaching so our learners
Where there is artistic excellence from the snare? (A person is unlikely to will excel in the future
There is human dignity. make the same mistake twice.)
Me mahi tahi tātou mo te Moemoetia te moemoea, Ma te whakaatu, ka mohio
oranga o te katoa engari whakatinanahia Ma te mohio, ka marama
Ma te marama, ka matau
Ma te matau, ka ora.
We must work together for the Dream the dream, but achieve it as well
wellbeing of all – let it become reality. By discussion comes understanding, By
understanding comes light, By light comes
wisdom, By wisdom comes wellbeing
Ahakoa he kete iti Ka rongo, ka wareware. Ka kite, ka
He iti nā te aroha Ki te Taumata mahara. Ka hungaia ahau Ka
Although the basket is small the love is
I hear, I forget, I see, I remember
Get there with learning
It is the thought behind the gift not it‟s material I do, I understand.
value that is important
He hōhonu kaki Ko koe ki tena
Ko au ki tenei Whea te pai tawhiti kia tata
he papaku uaua.
Ko te pae tata whakamaua kia tina
Ki wai o te kete
A deep throat but shallow sinews (to Strive to reach the highest peaks of
describe someone who talks a lot but does little) You hold that handle and I‟ll hold this handle learning
and together we will carry the kete. But still value the ordinary things in life.
He kapiti hono, he tātai hono Ma te huruhuru ka rere
te manu He taonga nui ā tātou
That which is joined together tamariki
becomes an unbroken line. The greatest treasure is our children
Without feathers the bird cannot fly.
Te Reo – Te kai o te Whāngai ka tupu ka
Na te moa i takahi te rata
rangatira, he korero. puawai
That which is nurtured blossoms then
That rata tree that has been grows.
The food of chiefs is oratory.
trampled on by a moa when young,
will never grow to be straight.
“I hea koe I te Tangihanga o
te pipiwharauroa?” Ngā whakaaro rangimarie ki
Ka mate he tete, ngā tangata katoa
ka tupu he tete “Where were you when the shining cuckoo began
As one frond dies another grows in its The pipiwharauroa begins to call in early spring. Thoughts of peace to all people
place. As one leader passes another is This signals that there is work to be done.
born A call to action!
Me maumahara ki te Ko te kai rapu, ko ia te kite;
Maramara nui a mahi,
aroha ō te whānau ko ia kahore nei I rapu,
kei riro i a noho te kitea
Remember the love of the whanau
Let industry be rewarded, lest He who seeks finds, he who doesn‟t
idleness gets advantage. seek finds not.
Ko Maru kai atu,
Ki te hamama popoia te Ma tini mano ka rapa te wai; e
ko Maru kai mai,
tangata kore mau te ika. kore e mahana ,
Ka ngohe ngohe. he iti-iti o te Puheru.
If a man spends his night yawning he A great number will easily accomplish what a
Give as well as take, and all will be well.
will not catch fish. few cannot; there is no warmth if the
garment is too small.
He waka eke noa Rurea, taitea, kia toitu, Whaia e koe te iti
ko taikakak anake kahurangi
The canoe belongs to no-one. Seek that which is most precious
Strip away the bark, expose the heart
wood. Get to the heart of the matter.
Ki te tuoho koe he Ko te rā māeneene Hinga atu he tētē kura, ara
maunga teitei Ā te rāhui Tangaroa mai he tētē kura.
On a calm, warm day Tangaroa rests. No
Matter what turmoil life brings, there are One fern frond falls as another
If you bow down, let it be to a lofty
always calm periods. unfurls.
Te tāpaepae o te rangi.
He toka tū moana, He taru kahika. See there, to the place where the sky
arā he toa rongonui. Walk on as it is only summer rain
Your strength is like a rock that reaches down – strive to attain the
falling – a small adversity, so don’t let
stands in raging waters. utmost. Look to the furtherest
it be a hindrance.
He iti hau marangi e tū Te kai o te rangatira Waiho ma te tangata
te pāhokahoka he kōrero koe e mihi
First comes the light wind, carrying
The food of chiefs is oratory. Let others proclaim your mana.
rain, then comes the rainbow.
Tīhore ana te rangi Ka piki e te tai, Tuia te rangi e tū iho nei
Tuia te papa e takoto nei
i te uira piki tū piki rere Join sky above to earth below, just as
Lightning splits the heavens The tide rises in and out it flows people join together. We depend on
Life has its dramatic phases. People come and go, but life goes on. each other.
He hī ake ana te atakura. He manga waikoia kia kore Korihi ake ngā manu
He tio, he huka, he Tākiri mai te ata
hauhunga. It is a big river indeed that cannot be crossed. Ka ao, ka ao, ka awatea!
The red dawn comes with a sharpened air. Given time and effort most things are Tīhei mauri ora
A touch of frost, the promise of a glorious achievable, but let us always understand our The birds call, the day begins and I am alive.
day. A wish that challenges will be met and human limitations.
that the future will be bright.
Rārangi maunga, tū tonu,
tū tonu He manga wai koia kia kore
Ahakoa he iti, he pounamu e whitikia?
Rārangi tangata, ngaro noa,
Pounamu and tamariki are precious and
You have gone but he mountains are
have potential and possibilities
Is a river never to be
People die but the mountains remain crossed?
I hea koe i te tangihanga o Ka mate kāinga tahi, Ko te amorangi ki mua, ko
te pīpīwharauroa? Ka ora kāinga rua. te hāpai ō ki muri.
Where were you when the shining When one home is gone it is The leader in the front, followers
cuckoo called? replaced by another. behind
Ko te pae tawhiti whāia kia tata,
Mā pango, mā whero, ka oti Nā rourou, nāku te rourou,
ko te pae tata whakamaua kia
te mahi. ka ora te manuhiri.
With black and red the work is With your food basket and my food
Seek out distant horizons and
complete. basket the guest will be fed.
cherish those you attain.
Tūngai te ururua, kia tipu Whāia te iti kahurangi, ki te
Rurea, taitea, kia tū ko
taikākā anake. whakaritorito te tipu ki a te tuohu koe me maunga teitei.
Strip away the bark and expose the harakeke Pursue that which is precious and do
heartwood. Clear the undergrowth so that the new not be deterred by anything less than
shoots of the flax will grow. a lofty mountain.
Nā te hiahia kia titiro, ā, ka E kore te tōtara e tū noa kit Ko Hine-tī-tama koe,
kite ai tātou te mutunga. e pārae. matawai an ate whatu i te
You must understand the beginning if The totara is not found growing in open You are like Hinetītama, a sight
you wish to see the end. country
that causes the eye to glisten.
Whatungarongaro he tangata
Toitu he whenua
Humankind will perish, but
The land will remain forever