Monday, December 5, 2011

"QUOTE" APIRANA NGATA


Apirana Ngata













E tipu e rea, mo nga ra o te ao, 
Grow up O tender child in the days of your world, 
Ko to ringa ki nga rākau a te Pākehā, 
In your hands the tools of the Pākehā, 
Hei oranga mo to tinana. 
As means to support and sustain you. 
Ko to ngakau ki nga taonga a o tipuna, 
In your heart the treasures of your ancestors, 
Hei tikitiki mo to mahunga. 
As a plume for your head. 
Ko to wairua ki te Atua, 
Your spirit given to God, 
Nana nei nga mea katoa. 
The source of all things.  

(Sir Apirana Ngata)