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August 5, 2019 | by  | in Poetry |
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E Reo Kapiki – A Calling Voice

Mou te ko, mou te ere, 

Kia pukuru o vaevae

Kia mokora o kaki, iekoko!

E tu, e ara, e te au potiki o te Kuki Airani

Mouria to korona, takina ki runga.

Kia kite te kato’ato’a i te peu a to’ou Ipukarea

 

Mou te ko, mou te ere, 

Kia pukuru o vaevae

Kia mokora o kaki, iekoko!

 

(A chant about keeping yourself firm and holding yourself high)

 

Rise up and stand, children of the Cook Islands

Hold your crowns up high, so the world can see the culture of your country.

 

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