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Pou hihiri, Pou rarama, Pou o te whakaaro, Pou o te tangata, Pou o te aroha
Te Pou e here nei ī a tātou
Mauri ora ki a tātou
Haumi ē,  Hui ē, Tāiki ē

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The virtues which bind us as one. May we be filled with wellbeing,

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