Pepeha-Who I am

 

Tihei mauri ora

Ko Puke Rangatira ki Tauwhare te maunga

Ko Hokianga te moana

Ko Punehu te awa

Ko Matawhaorua te waka

Ko Waiparera te marae

Ko Te Rarawa te iwi

Ko Whano pani te hapu

Ko Paiha te whanau

Ko Tony Bridge ahau.

He tu poto tēnei

Ki te whakautu

Nga mihi kua mihia.

Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa.

Ki nga aihua maha

Haere, haere, haere.

 

Behold my right to speak

Puke Rangatira to Tauwhare is the mountain

Hokianga is the ocean

Punehu is the river

Matawhaorua is the canoe

Waiparera is the marae

Te Rarawa are the tribe

Whano Pani is the hapu

Paiha is the family

I am Tony Bridge

I stand for a short time

To speak to you

My respects to those who have spoken 

Greetings, greetings to you, greetings to all of you

To those who have gone before

Welcome, welcome, welcome.