E Te Hokowhitu-A-Tu

E te Hokowhitu-a-Tu
Kia kaha ra
Kati ra te hingahinga
Ki raro ra
Ma nga whakaaro
Kei runga rawa
Hei arahi ki te ara
E tika ai
Whirinaki, whirinaki
Tatou katoa
Kia kotahi ra
Nga marae e tu noa nei
Nga maunga e tu noa nei
Aue ra e tama ma
Te mamae te pouri nui
E patu nei i ahau ina
Ngarimu aue
Anei to iwi e
E rurutu nei
E te Hokowhitu-a-Tu …..
Kia kotahi ra

Oh brave band of Tu
Be strong
Do not let yourselves be
struck down
Let your thoughts be
Always heavenwards
To guide you along the path
That is the proper one
We will depend
Upon each other
And remain united
Lonely stand our marae
Lonely stand our mountains
Ah! Our sons
The pain and the deep sadness
Beat within me so
Ngarimu, loved one
Here is your tribe
Lamenting your death

Oh brave band of Tu ….

And remain united