School Mihi

Our school mihi was prepared with collaboration from local kaumata Jerry Hapuku and Tom Mulligan in 2010. The mihi can be used to greet visitors to Havelock North Primary in conjunction with waiata and appropriate speakers.

Te Mata o Rongokako te maunga
Te Mata is my mountain
Ko Tukituki te awa
Tukituki is my river
Ko Takitimu te waka
Takitimu is my waka
Maunga Wharau te kura
Havelock North is my school
Ko__________________ toku ingoa
My name is…….
Te tumuaki ko Nick Reed
Nick is the leader/teacher (individual teachers names can be added as required)
Nga hau e wha
Of the four winds (added for all students that attend the school from north, south, east, west)
Nga tauira
The students
Ngati Kahungunu te iwi
Ngati Kahungunu is the tribe (pays tribute to the local tribe)