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365/46 - Motu

We've been learning a mihi in class that relates to our school learning journey - mine goes like this:

 

Tena koutou katoa

Nau mai, haere mai, piki mai

Ko Kapiti te motu

Ko Rau o te Rangi te moana

Ko Wharemauku te awa

Ko Raumati Beach te kura

Ko Jo taku ingoa

No reira, tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa

 

The island is Kapiti; the sea between Kapiti and the mainland is called Rau o te Rangi named after an heroic swim by a Kahe Rau-o-te-Rangi from the island to the mainland with her baby strapped to her back. She was later one of three women to sign the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.

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Taken on February 15, 2010