'Ka tangi te titi, ka tangi te kākā,
Ka tangi hoki ahau,
Tihei Mauri Ora!"
He tonu taonga ki te tao nui ā Tāne.
He manu atua hei te hinengaro tāngata nā te kararehe ruarua i te whenua.
Tātou e whiwhi I te korokī me te rurunga hei te Ao Manu.
This taonga represents te wao nui ā Tāne.
Manu are considered very special to our people because we had few other animals on land.
We receive song and vibration for the world of birds.