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Karakia are used extensively in te ao Māori and are especially appropriate at the beginning and end of hui.
Here is a simple karakia to learn.
|Tuia ki runga||Stitch, (unite/combine) the celestial energies|
|Tuia ki raro||To the terrestrial energies|
|Tuia ki roto||within|
|Tuia ki waho||and without|
|Tuia te here tangata||Bind the kinship strands of humanity|
|Tūturu o whiti||Permanent, consistent are the fibres of light|
|Whakamaua kia tina||Draw these matters to a single point and give them substance|
|Tina! Haumi e, hui e||The wisdom is bound,it collects|
|Taiki e!||It is held|
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Last updated on Monday 10 September 2018