Karakia: Tatai Whakapapa
Ka Puta Ko Rongo
Tokona te Rangi ki runga
Ko Papa ki raro
Ka puta ira tangata
Ki te w’ai ao ki te Ao Marama
E RongoW’akairia ake ki runga
Kia Tina – tina
Ranginui and Papatūānuku, bound in embrace.
From that union come Rongomātāne and Tānemāhuta.
Positioning himself heavenwards.
Tangaroa, Tūmātauenga and Haumiatiketike follow, and then Tāwhirimātea who fled to the sky father, e hai.
Ranginui hoisted skywards, Papatūānuku below,
Separated so the physical world, the world of light can emerge.
Humankind is nurtured. In the crevices of the mother’s body Spreading out to cover the face of the earth The landmass and the outer islands, e hai.
This is how it is, Rongo
Uphold and secure this order Secure peace and tranquility Above and below. To all people and all descendants. Affirm it and secure it.
So be it!