- Use only first names in your mihi.
Greetings to you all
Thank you to our creator
Thank you to those who have passed away
Thank you to the living
The breath of life!
Maungarei Te Maunga is my mountain
Tamaki Te Awa is my river
Waitemata te moana is my sea
Ruapotaka is my marae
Glen Innes is the land in which I live
Tauatevalu is my father. He is from Tonga.
Makeleta is my mother. She is from Tonga.
My name is sione.k.
I live in New Zealand.
I am ten years old.
So, to our distinguished guests, students, teachers, elders, a warm and heartfelt greeting
Here is our school’s motto, “To strive to succeed”
So, greetings to you all
Tēnā koutou katoa!
Mihi ki te Atua
Mihi ki te Mate
Mihi ki te Ora
Tihei mauri ora!
Ko Maungarei te maunga
Ko Tamaki te awa
Ko Waitemata te moana
Ko Ruapotaka te marae
Ko Ukutoia te papa
Ko Tauatevalu tōku pāpā, nō Tonga ia
Ko Makeleta tōku māmā, nō Tonga ia
Ko Sione K tōku ingoa
Ko Aotearoa tōku kainga noho
Iwa ōku tau
E ngā manuhiri tuārangi, ngā tauira, kaiako, kaumātua, he mihi nui, he mihi aroha
Anei he kōrero a te kura, “Whaiā kia eke”
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa