Thursday, 28 June 2018

National Anthem New Zealand

Students of the Porirua college in Wellington, who form a singing group Le Art, released a  beautiful version of our national anthem. Their video went viral on Facebook and when you listen, you know why. The first part is in Maori, the second in English.

E Ihowa Atua, 
O ngā iwi mātou rā, 
āta whakarongona; 
Me aroha noa.
Kia hua ko te pai;
Kia tau tō atawhai; 
Manaakitia mai 

God of nations at thy feet 
in the bonds of love we meet. 
Hear our voices, we entreat, 
God defend our free land. 
Guard Pacific's triple star 
From the shafts of strife and war, 
Make her praises heard afar, 
God defend New Zealand.


  1. I love this beautiful, centred singing. Thanks Maria.

  2. Hi Marja - just lovely - thanks for sharing with us ... cheers Hilary


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