Purea Nei

Purea nei e te hau

Horoia e te ua

Whitiwhitia e te rā

Mahea ake ngā pōraruraru

Makere ana ngā here.

 

E rere wairua, e rere

Ki ngā ao o te rangi

Whitiwhitia e te rā

Mahea ake ngā pōraruraru

Makere ana ngā here,

Makere ana ngā here.

 

Scattered by the wind, washed by the rain and transformed by the sun.

All doubts are swept away and all restraints are cast down.

Fly free spirit.  Fly to the clouds in the heavens, transformed by the sun, with all doubts swept away and all restraints cast down. Yes, all restraints are cast down.

(Based on a Ngā Puhi whakatauki and developed into a waiata by Henare Mahanga of Ngati Hine, modified by Hirini Melbourne)