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Ka Ngangaro Waikato

 Ka Ngangaro Waikato 

E te kāwai ariki To those of the chiefly line
Haere atu ki te huinga Journey to the gathering
o te kahurangi of the honoured and revered
ki Te Toi o ngā rangi e to the highest heaven
 
Noho mai te Ariki Take your place o _ monarch
Te Atairangikāhu e Te Atairangikāhu
Te Ariki Tapairu The sovereign female leader
o te waka Tainui e of Tainui waka
 
Tākiri mai ra ngā mihi The morning light heralds gratitude
i te pūao o aroha from the dawn of affection
mo to tauwhirotanga for your hospitality
ki a koe, te mokopuna Tis you, the grandchild
o te motu _ ki te iwi of the land _ to the people
 
Kāore te rangi i hau mai Twas this very day that brought
Hei kainga kānohi e Food for the eyes (what a sight)
I te paiheretanga Bound together by that
a te huia kaimanawa which we hold dear (Te Ata)
Ka ngangaro Waikato Great salutations to you, Waikato
 
Pūkohu te haere o marea The multitudes wander
ki te riu o Waikato e into the valley of Waikato
Peto ai a mihi Consumed with salutations
ki te Ariki towards the chieftainess
Te Atairangikāhu Te Atairangikāhu
 
Mātika mai Take heed
Te kāwai rangatira to the chiefly lineage
Waikato taniwha rau Waikato of a hundred deities
He piko he taniwha At every bend a chief
Ka noho e Rangi e You are that leader
 
Karanga mai ra Waikato Call to us, Waikato
Tamaki ki raro e to Tamaki, to the north
Waipapa tu tangata Tis Waipapa the people
Waipapa te marae Tis Waipapa the marae
Ka ngangaro Waikato Great salutations to you, Waikato

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