National Anthem

Scroll down for links to Māori Language Learning websites and the song E Toru Ngā Mea


E Ihowa Atua


O ngā iwi mātou rā

Āta whakarongona

Me aroha noa

Kia hua ko te pai

Kia tau tō atawhai

Manaakitia mai

Aotearoa

God of nations at thy feet

In the bonds of love we meet

Hear our voices we entreat

God defend our free land

Guard Pacific's triple star

From the shafts of strife and war

Make her praises heard afar

God defend New Zealand









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English Translation of Māori Lyrics


O Lord, God

Of all people

Listen to us

Cherish us

May good flourish

May your blessings flow

Defend

Aotearoa

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Websites to help you learn Te Reo Māori





E toru ngā mea

Ngā mea nunui

E kī ana

Te Paipera

Whakapono

Tūmanako

Ko te mea nui

Ko te aroha



There are three 

great things

That are spoken of 

in the Bible

Faith

Hope

And the greatest of all

Love





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Whakahuatanga - Pronunciation

Oropuare Poto - Short Vowels

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Oropuare Roa - Long Vowels

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Orokati - Consonants

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Pūrua - Digraphs

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