Koia Nei

Koia Nei
(Ruka Broughton)

 

 

Koia nei aku rohe
Timata mai i Tuhua
Ruru mai Akatea
Te Ao Mārama
Te Karamaenei
Ki ngā Paerangi
Ki te Matapihi
Whanganui e

Ruapehu Te Maunga
Whanganui te awa
Āti Hau – nui te iwi
Tihei Mauri Ora e …… I

 

This is  our area

We begin at Tuhua (hilly banks of the river near Taumarunui)

Rurumai akatea is the name of the rapid

moving down river to Te Aomārama (close to Pipiriki)

Te karamaenei (place name)

Ki ngā Paerangi (Kaiwhaiki marae)

Matapihi (the window)

into Whanganui

Ruapehu is our mountain

Whanganui is our river

Āti Haunui is our ancestor and tribe

Is our breath of life