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TE KAAHU - Waikato

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Audio/visual Publication year: 2022


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2m 44s

Author note

'𝒽ℯ π“Œπ’Άπ’Ύπ’Άπ“‰π’Ά 𝒢𝓇ℴ𝒽𝒢 𝓉ℯℯ𝓃ℯ𝒾 𝓂ℴℴ π“‰β„΄β„΄π“€π“Š π“‰π“Šπ“…π“Šπ“ƒπ’Ά π’Άπ“Œπ’Ά β„΄ π“Œπ’Άπ’Ύπ“€π’Άπ“‰β„΄' ~ π•₯π•™π•šπ•€ π•šπ•€ 𝕒 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕖 π•€π• π•Ÿπ•˜ 𝕗𝕠𝕣 π•žπ•ͺ π•’π•Ÿπ•”π•–π•€π•₯𝕣𝕒𝕝 π•£π•šπ•§π•–π•£ π•¨π•’π•šπ•œπ•’π•₯𝕠

β˜† stream Waikato here! ~ β˜†

dress by Campbell Luke

written by Theia, produced by Jol Mulholland, mixed by Emily Wheatcroft-Snape, mastered by Kog Studios

✧ο½₯゚: ✧ο½₯゚: γ€€WAIKATO lyricsγ€€ :ο½₯゚✧:ο½₯゚✧

waikato, auee, teenei ahau too mokopuna (oh Waikato, here I am, your grandchild) kia purea mai anoo e ngoou waiaroha (to be cleansed once more by your loving waters)

tooku awa koiora me ngoou pikonga he kura tangihia o te maataamuri (my river of life, each of your curves is more beautiful than the last) e rere Waikato Δ“, tooku whaea (so rush forth, Waikato, my mother)

waikato ko koe hei manawa moo toou iwi (Waikato, you are the heart for / of your people / tribe) e kore e wehea koe he mauri tuutahi ee (you are a single indivisible being - never separated)

waikato horopounamu auee waikato toimaha rau (Oh Waikato, the swallower of greenstone! Waikato who prevents a hundred chiefs from uttering their final death wishes) e rere ee, tooku whaea ee, tooku tupuna - auee toou mana (so flow forth, my mother, my ancestral river, I’m in awe of your power)

te awa e rere iho nei (this river that flows towards me) he wai oranga (is healing water) kaumaatua ake maatou i ngoou wai manaaki (your nurturing waters grow us from birth through to old age) E rere, e kato koe aake ake, tooku Waikato (So rush, flow, forever more, my Waikato)

~ video shot, edited & directed by Paula Yeoman

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