Ask and you will be told;
What is the name of this house?
It is Te Kani / It is Rangi / Whitireia!
Who is the carved figure above?
It is Paikea! It is Paikea!
Paikea emerges. Hey!
A wizard emerges. Hey!
A deep-water prodigy is wading ashore. Hey!
Paikea lands at Ahuahu. Slap!
Your identity is entwined
with Kahutia-te-rangi. Amazing!
You took into your arms the daughter
of Te Whironui. - amazing!
- who settled at Roto-o-tahe.
You are now a figurehead, old one.
New Zealand Folk song *Paikea*