KA MATE! KA MATE!
We’re going to die! We’re going to die!
We’re at war
KA ORA, KA ORA!
We’re going to live! We’re going to live!
But now there is peace.
TENEI TE TANGATA PU’RU-HURU
This is the man, so hairy
because our leader, so strong and masculine,
NA’A NEI TIKI MAI WHAKA-WHITI TE …
who fetched, and made shine the
has unified us and brought back the sunny days of
RA! UPANE! KA UPANE!
sun! Together! All together … !
peace. We are all working in harmony, side by side,
RA UPANE! KA UPANE!
Together! All together … !
moving in unison like the hairs on our chief’s legs
WHITI TE RA!
To sun shines!
to prolong these sunny days of peace.