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July 19, 2015 | by  | in Māori Matters |
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Ngā Whakatauki e hangai ana ki tēnei mea te Hinengaro

“Tama tu, tama ora; tama noho, tama mate”
He who stands lives; he who sits, perishes.

“He aha te kai ō te rangatira? He Kōrero, he kōrero, he kōrero”
What is the food of the leader? It is knowledge, it is communication.

“Whāia te iti kahurangi, ki te tuohu koe me maunga teitei”
Pursue that which is precious, and do not be deterred by anything less than a lofty mountain.

“He kakano ahau i ruia mai i Rangiātea”
I am a seed, scattered from Rangiātea

“Iti rearea teitei kahikatea ka taea”
The rearea (bellbird) is one of the smallest birds in the forest, yet it is capable of reaching the top of the kahikatea, the tallest tree in the forests.

“Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōna te ngahere. Engari, ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga, nōna te ao”
The one who partakes of the flora and fauna, that will be their domain. The one who engages in education, opportunities are boundless.

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