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WAIATA | He Honore (FREE)


Like our Audio Reading Pen that speaks with our Te Reo resources, Arahia
Learning to read any language while singing is a great way to engage the brain and enhance memory and enjoyment.

This is a backing track to learn Te Reo using the Maori song Tutira Mai Nga Iwi.
Provided with no need for a license; royalty and attribution free, for any purpose.

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The PDF includes the song-sheet and links to the video (MP4) and audio (MP3) track.

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Words to the Waiata (Song)

These lyrics also provided in a printable format with the download link.

He hōnore, he korōria
Honour, glory and

Maungārongo ki te whenua
peace to the land

Whakāro pai e
May good thoughts come

Ki ngā tangata katoa
to all men

Ake ake, ake ake
for ever and ever, for ever and ever.


Te Atua, te piringa,
The Lord is the refuge

Toku oranga
and my life.