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Pere Wihongi – Mahuru

Pere Wihongi - Mahuru (Full Performance)
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Full performance of ‘Mahuru’ by Pere Wihongi in the tune of ‘September’ by Earth, Wind & Fire. Let’s celebrate te reo Māori all year round, Kia Kaha te Reo Māori!

Music Written & composed by: Maurice White, Al McKay, Allee Willis,
Māori lyrics by Ngahiwi Apanui
Producers: Ngahiwi Apanui, Troy Kelly
Studio: The Armoury
Backing vocals: Toni Huata
Band: Jason McMahon (drums), Elliot Fuimaono (bass), Jed Lesa (keys), Ngahiwi Apanui (guitar) –
Video by Māori Television –

Official “Mahuru” lyrics

Whakarongo mai
Ki te reo karanga
E hoa mā
I ngā hau e whā
Me mahara
Te reo tuku iho nei

Māna anō
Tātou e kotahi
Ō tātou ringa (ringa)
E pupuri
Ō tātou waha
E mihi atu nei
Nā te mea….

Chorus:
Mahuru me kōrero Māori
Mahuru me kōrero Māori
Mahuru me kōrero Māori e

Mahuru, Mahuru, Mahuru, Mahuru x 3

Me awhi atu
I te hunga ako
Ngā tauira
Mai i ngā wāhi katoa
Mā koutou
E ora ai te reo

Māna anō
E kīia nei
Nō tēnei whenua koe
Tō tātou reo
O Aotearoa e
Nā te mea….

Chorus:
Mahuru me kōrero Māori
Mahuru me kōrero Māori
Mahuru me kōrero Māori e

Tukua te reo ki te rangi
Kia haruru ki te ao katoa
Nā te mea…

Chorus:
Mahuru me kōrero Māori
Mahuru me kōrero Māori
Mahuru me kōrero Māori e

Mahuru, Mahuru, Mahuru, Mahuru x 3

Chrorus (repeats)

Nikau (second from left in front row) with his cohort at Puketeraki marae. Nikau’s flatmate Nic Sinnott (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) is in the centre holding a taiaha. Nic introduced Nikau to Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

Kia tika te reo – Doing it Right and Continuously Improving

Te Pīnakitanga o te reo Kairangi graduate Nikau Reti-Beazley (Ngāpuhi), enrolled in the Level 7 Diploma in Ōtepoti to improve his grasp on te reo and what he discovered was not only a new extended whānau to practise kōrero, but also an opportunity to visit some of the stunning marae in the wider Otago area.

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