Ka Waiata – composed by Rīhari Puanaki
Sung here by St Joseph’s Māori Girls College (Napier). It is a Catholic anthem and is best sung in Mass at anytime except Communion. Rīhari composed this waiata after he was commissioned by Pā Hēmi Hekiera SM at the Waka Aroha. Pā Hēmi was instrumental in his faith formation. Pā Hēmi Hekiera sm (originally known as Bobby Harwood) passed away on 5 February 2016. God bless his soul.
Ka waiata ki a Maria
Hine i whakaae
Hei whare tangata
Ko te whaea
Ko te whaea
o te ao, o te ao
Hei – is the correct word. It is often sung as ‘he’ or ‘te’.
Ka waiata – not Kia waiata as is often incorrectly sung.
It is usually sung through twice. Originally it was composed so that it is sung right through once. Then the Hail Mary is prayed in te reo Māori. Then the song is sung right through a second time.
Auē te Aroha – composed by Moe Ruka
Sung here by St Joseph’s Māori Girls College (Napier). For an authentic translation of this waiata, guitar chords and information about Moe Ruka and his other songs. See Auē Te Aroha explained by Che Wilson
Aue te aroha i ahau, aue
Aue e te iwi e.
E te iwi Māori puritia kia mau,
Utaina ki runga i te waka o te ora
Ka hoe ai ki te tauranga.
Ko te kupu a te Kaiwhakaora,
A Hehu tino aroha
Wetewetekia atu ngā ururua
E te hunga e mamae ana
Ka aru mai ai i ahau.
E te iwi whakarongo ake ra,
Ki te reo e karanga mai nei
Whaia kia mau te kotahitanga
He mea paihere na te rangimarie
Kia mau ai te Rongopai.
Te Hokinga mai – composed by Te Taite Cooper and Fr Max Mariu in 1986
Sung here by St Joseph’s Māori Girls College (Napier). It was composed for Pakipaki School. Fr Max Mariu was based at Pakipaki as part of the Māori missions. Suzanne Aubert also worked there in her time.
Nō te Hōhonutanga
Sung here by St Joseph’s Māori Girls College (Napier). Nō te Hōhonutanga is an appropriate hymn to sing at funerals. It is also appropriate to sing on Good Friday.