Toia Mai Te Waka Nei

Toia mai te waka nei
Kumea mai te waka nei
Ki te takotoranga i
Takoto ai
Tiriti te mana motuhake

Te tangi a te manu e
Pipiwharauroa
Kui, kui, kui!
Whiti, whiti ora!
Hui e
Taiki e!

Pull the canoe
Draw up the canoe
To its landing place
Where it will lie
Share out the true power

The bird calls
The shining cuckoo
Kui, kui, kui!
Signalling new life
Join together as one
It is done!