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UIA
Uia uia – ka ea, ka ea
He taupopoki mahuna, he taupopoki mahuna
Uia uia – ka ea, ka ea
He kākahu tīhore nō, He kākahu ko pūkoro

Inā rā e ia
Hā-kikiri kino, Hā-māwherangi!
Te Ariki e ia
Hā-kikiri kino, Hā-māwherangi!

Uia uia – ka ea ka ea
He kokomuka pōhata, he kokomuka ngongoa
Uia uia – ka ea ka ea
Te Tama-i-rorokutia, Te Tama-i-rorokutia

E… e whati ana rā te tai,
Whati ana rā te tai tangata

Ask and I will tell you
He will wear a hat
Ask and I will tell you
He will wear clothes with pockets

And so it has come to pass
Suffering and anguish
My king,
‘tis our suffering, our anguish

Ask and I will tell you
He will smoke a pipe
Ask and I will tell you
The tortured son is his god, our god

Like a raging sea
So too will waves of peoples break before you

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Uia
Nā Rob Ruha
Composed for king Tūheitia, this song is about mana. Based on the prophecies of Te Toiroa (1766), Uia proclaims that mana is inhereted from our atua and is irremovable by neither legislation nor political persuasion. True mana submits to its obligation
Music by: The Witch Dr. & Brass Section / Backing vocals: Ria Hall, Kaaterama Pou & Rob Ruha / Lead vocals: Rob Ruha

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