Any New Zealanders out there

Discussion in 'Main Lounge' started by Olde Farte, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. Olde Farte

    Olde Farte

    Jul 30, 2014
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    Hello from Olde Farte,

    Although I am an Aussie, seeing and hearing the Haka is an uplifting experience. Unless of course unless the War Haka is directed at you that is.

    Here is the traditional Maori Haka with an English translation.

    The Te Rauparaha Haka:

    Before the Haka is performed by the team, the Haka leader, normally an All Black of Maori descent, will instigate the Haka and spur on those who are to perform the Haka with the following.

    Ringa pakia
    Uma tiraha
    Turi whatia
    Hope whai ake
    Waewae takahia kia kino

    English Translation:
    Slap the hands against the thighs
    Puff out the chest
    Bend the knees
    Let the hip follow
    Stamp the feet as hard as you can.

    Ka Mate! Ka Mate!
    Ka Ora! Ka Ora!
    Tenei te ta ngata puhuru huru
    Nana nei i tiki mai

    Whakawhiti te ra
    A upane ka upane!
    A upane kaupane whiti te ra!

    English Translation:
    It is death! It is death!
    It is life! It is life!
    This is the hairy person
    Who caused the sun to shine
    Keep abreast! Keep abreast
    The rank! Hold fast!
    Into the sun that shines!

    Cheers, Old Farte.
    Olde Farte, Sep 24, 2014
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