Ko Tainui te waka Ko Hoturoa rāua ko Rakataura ngā tangata Ko Pirongia te Maunga Ko Kāwhia moana te moana Ko Ngāti Hikairo te iwi Ko Waipapa te marae Tihei mauri ora Kia ora rā!
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha, nei rā te mihi ki a koutou katoa i whakrauika mai ki tēnei hui whakahirahira.
Kāwhia moana Kāwhia kai Kāwhia tangata!
I am a descendant of Hoturoa and Rakautaura and my people have lived in Kāwhia continuously since the arrival of the Tainui Waka. I sit on the committee of management for Tainui Kāwhia Incorporation as a shareholder and as the third generation of my family to do so. It is my pleasure and honour to be with you at this conference.
Tainui Kāwhia Incorporation - 60 years on
The story of the biggest environmental project in Kāwhia.