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Ka ihi te moana


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Ka ihi te moana
Ka whare te moana
Ka horu te moana

Ka huri te tai
He aha kei tua wai
He ika tapu, he whenua
Kumea nuku, kumea rangi
Pupū ake te papa-nui
E Rona, e Te Kura

Whakaea Hikurangi
Te Papanui-a-Karioi
Te Ika-a-Māui1 e takoto nei, aue

The sea swells
The waves crest
The ocean roars

The currents churn
What lies beneath is surface
Tis a sacred fish, ‘tis land

Heave heaven and earth
‘til the great surface appears
Like the moon and sun

Hikurangi rises
Upon the Great-flinching-surface
The Fish-of-Māui beneath me

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Ka ihi te moana (feat. Ria Hall)
Nā Rob Ruha, māua tahi ko Paul Anderson

Written for a Super 12 kapa haka competition in 2005, Ka ihi te moana talks of the birth of our nation at the hands of the original polynesian superman – Māui-pōtiki!
Music by: The Witch Dr. / Backing vocals: Bella Kalolo, Ria Hall, Kaaterama Pou & Rob Ruha / Lead vocals: Rob Ruha & Ria Hall

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