Learn your favourite Māori Song or Waiata Favourite Māori song lyrics and video clips for you to learn
Māori songs or waiata are a great way to practise Te Reo Māori and to learn new kupu or words. You can see more of our waiata at www.youtube.com/TalkMaori with full lyrics alongside so you can practice.
National Anthem - Ngaringari
Here is the New Zealand National Anthem in Māori - It is commonly heard before the English version at most national and international events now.
The Māori version was written by T H Smith in 1878 and is not a direct translation of the original English lyrics penned by Thomas Bracken in 1875. There is some interesting history behind the New Zealand National Anthem that can be found at NZ Folk Song.