TE KAPA POITUKOHU

HE HAKA KŌWIRI – An action haka that identifies who we are

Kia rite, taringa whakarongo kia mau! 
Hi! 
Ringa pakia! 
Pakia, pakia, torona kai waho! 
Kai waho hoki mai! 
Whakarongo mai aku nui! 
Whakarongo mai aku rahi! 
Kua takoto te mānuka 
Ka tūtataki ai 
Kia kite au, e hā! 
Ā hāhā! 
Tēnei anō au kai te korikori! 
Tēnei anō au kai te tarapeke!
Kia eke, eke panuku! 
I ā hāhā! 
Nō hea te kapa e tū nei? 
Nō ngā iwi taketake o Aotearoa!
Ko wai rā? Ko wai rā? 
Ko Poitūkohu Māori! 
Ko Poitūkohu Māori! 
Arā, ko Poitūkohu Māori! 
Ana, ana, ananā, hī!

Get ready, listen to my command! 
Hī! 
Slap with your hands! 
Slap, slap, now throw them outwards! 
Outwards then back again! 
Listen my esteemed ones! 
Listen my great ones! 
The challenge has been laid down 
That we will meet 
So I can see (what will eventuate)! 
Ā hāhā! 
Here I am, moving to and fro’! 
Here I am, jumping about! 
Striving to succeed! 
I ā hāhā! 
Where does this team standing here come from? 
From the indigenous peoples of NZ? 
Who (are we)? Who? 
(We are) Māori Basketball 
(We are) Māori Basketball 
Ī ā hāhā! 
Let us unite! 
Let us stand as one! 
So that we aren’t food for the fire! 
Let us instead stand like the giant kauri Straight and true, 
Staunch and fearless, 
Yet of noble bearing! 
Ana, ana, auēhā, hī!