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Songs that celebrate Matariki Ētahi waiata whakanui i a Matariki

Enjoy these three waiata waiatasongsMāori | noun that celebrate Matariki and learn a little about the background and meaning of each song.

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Kia ngahau ki ēnei waiata e toru e whakanui ana i a Matariki, ā, ka ako ki tētahi wāhi iti mō te tikanga o ia waiata.
 

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Te Rahu Tapu a Tāne

By Te Whānau o Te Aute Kāreti

(Sing this waiata to the tune of Royals by Lorde.)

Tātaia ki runga rā, ko te kāhui kahurangi
Tīwhaia ki runga rā, ko te Matariki, e pīata (e pīata mai)
Unuhia te rahu tapu a Tāne, ko ngā whetū kōrikoriko e pīata mai rā (e pīata mai)
Unuhia te rahu tapu a Tāne, ko ngā whetū kōrikoriko e pīata mai rā (e pīata mai)
Waitī, Waitā, rurenga a tau, Tupuānuku, Tupuārangi
(Tupu mai te hua) hua, Waipunarangi, Ururangi, anohi o te iwi!

Matariki ahunga...

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Te Rahu Tapu a Tāne

Nā Te Whānau o Te Aute Kāreti

(Waiatatia tēnei waiata ki te rangi o Royals nā Lorde)

Tātaia ki runga rā, ko te kāhui kahurangi
Tīwhaia ki runga rā, ko te Matariki, e pīata (e pīata mai)
Unuhia te rahu tapu a Tāne, ko ngā whetū kōrikoriko e pīata mai rā (e pīata mai)
Unuhia te rahu tapu a Tāne, ko ngā whetū kōrikoriko e pīata mai rā (e pīata mai)
Waitī, Waitā, rurenga a tau, Tupuānuku, Tupuārangi
(Tupu mai te hua) hua, Waipunarangi, Ururangi, anohi o te iwi!

Matariki ahunga nui,...

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