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Pae Koroki - Tauranga archives online

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unique stories of Tauranga Moana

"Ka korokī ngā manu,
ka tākiri ko te ata."

Ko te tangi a te tūī, tui, tui, tuia.
Ko te tangi a te huia, hui, hui, huia.
Ko te tangi a te tangata, kanohi ki te kanohi
Tihei mauri ora!
Kei aku manu taki, kei aku manu tāiko,
kei aku manu kai i te mātauranga, tēnā koutou katoa.
E tiu taku manu, e topa taku manu,
e tau taku manu ki Pae Korokī, tau, tau, tau ana e.

"The dawn chorus of the
birds signals a new day."

The resounding cries of our native birds,
the tūī, and the huia, call us to gather
together, and reminds us that we are all
connected. Behold, tis the breath of life!
To those of you who have come here
from the four winds, to partake in knowledge,
welcome one and all.
Just like the birds whose journey calls
them to fly, to soar, and eventually settle,
let 'Pae Korokī' be the place where
you can come to learn,
to be informed, and inspired.

Brad Burch Collection
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