Pōwhiri is a ceremony of welcome by the tāngata whenua (the people of the land) to the manuhiri (the visitors to that land) and is an opportunity for sacred (tapu) visitors to move from that state to one of being a commoner (state of being noa)

View our Pōwhiri Protocol here

Our Pōwhiri will begin at 5pm. Please meet outside Redwood Hall at 4:45

These are the 2 songs that we will be singing.

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with them.

 

Honour, glory and
peace to the land
May good thoughts come
to all men
for ever and ever, for ever and ever.
Amen.
The Lord is the refuge
and my life.

He hōnore, he korōria
Maungārongo ki te whenua
Whakaaro pai e
Kingā tangata katoa
Ake ake, ake ake
Āmine
Te Atua, te piringa,
Toku oranga

Love,

Hope,

Peace

For us all

Te aroha

Te whakapono

Me te rangimarie

Tätou, tätou e