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Mihi Whakatau for PECERA Conference

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the conference will be held fully online. We will be adapting the mihi whakatau (informal welcome) to be conducted fully online.  

This means we will welcome our guests and visitors with a mihi whakatau. It will begin with a karakia (prayer/incantation) to set the scene/tone for the day. Words of welcome will then be extended to all, and the purpose of our gathering will be reiterated.

For further information about Māori customary practices at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington, please see the booklet available at this link:

https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/documents/publications/tikanga-at-victoria.pdf

The following are the karakia (incantations/prayers) and waiata (song) that we will be engaging in during our conference:

Karakia Timatanga (Opening)

Whakataka te hau ki te uru
Whakataka te hau ki te tonga
Kia mākinakina ki uta
Kia mātaratara ki tai
Kia hī ake ana te atakura
He tio, he huka, he hau hū
Tīhei mauri ora!

Cease the winds from the west
Cease the winds from the south
Let the breeze blow over the land
Let the breeze blow over the ocean
Let the red-tipped dawn come with a sharpened air
A touch of frost, a promise of a glorious day
Let there be life!

Waiata (Song) – E Tū Kahikatea

E tū kahikatea
hei whakapae ururoa
awhi mai, awhi atu
tātou, tātou ēStand like the kahikatea

Spreading across the horizon
Embracing one another
We are as on

Karakia Kai (Before eating)

Nau mai e ngā hua
o te wao
o te ngākina
o te wai tai
o te wai Māori
Nā Tāne
Nā Rongo
Nā Tangaroa
Nā Maru
Ko Ranginui e tū iho nei
Ko Papatūānuku e takoto nei
Tūturu whakamaua
Kia tina! Tina! Hui e! Tāiki e!

Welcome the gifts of food
from the sacred forests
from the cultivated gardens
from the sea
the fresh waters
The food of Tāne
of Rongo
of Tangaroa
of Maru
I acknowledge Ranginui who is above me
Papatūānuku who lies beneath me
Let this be my commitment to all!
Draw together! Affirm!

Karakia Whakakapi (to close a meeting) (2 Corinthians, 13:14)

Kia tau ki a tātou katoa
Te atawhai o tō tātou Ariki, a Ihu Karaiti
Me te aroha o te Atua
Me te whiwhingatahitanga
Ki te wairua tapu
Ake, ake, ake
Amine

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God, 
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all
Forever and ever
Amen

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