KIS CULTURE

NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL ANTHEM

E Ihowā Atua,
O ngā iwi mātou rā
Āta whakarangona
Me aroha noa
Kia hua ko te pai
Kia tau tō atawhai
Manaakitia mai
Aotearoa

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.

NGĀ PUAWAI O NGĀPUHI 
Kamo Intermediate School Song

This waiata was composed by school teacher Piripi Cope (Ngati Pakau from Te Mahurehure, southern Hokianga).

He wrote it in 1984 for the Okaihau College Maori Culture Group to perform at the School Competitions that year. It was written because he was annoyed that the language of his people was not being taught enough. This song was his way of expressing his view that Ngapuhi whānau should stand up and fight for the right to speak the language of their ancestors.

Piripi’s father Jim Cope and sister Jan Cope were both teachers here at Kamo Intermediate School. This is why Piripi gifted his waiata to Kamo Intermediate as our school song and we have the privilege to use this as our waiata.

E te iwi – Maranga mai