“Waiata have always played a vital part in Māori life, recording the deeds of ancestors, lamenting losses, calling to someone we love or marking the birth of an important child. Traditional waiata are still sung today, while new waiata are composed reflecting the issues of the day. ” https://teara.govt.nz/en/waiata-tawhito-traditional-maori-songs

Some of the tamariki  and whānau at our school wanted to be able to sing a waiata at home. We have made this page so that they can do this.

He Aha Te Hau is recognised as the school waiata that acknowledges mana whenua. 

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