TE HAU KI TURANGA
(Chief's house of residence)
Ko Manawaru te maunga
Ko Te Arai te awa
Ko Horouta me Takitimu nga waka
Ko Ngati Kaipoho te hapu
Ko Rongowhakaata te iwi
Ko orakaiapu te marae
Ko Te Hau ki Turanga te whare tipuna
Ko Raharuhi Rukupo te rangatira
Ko to matou taonga nui, ko to matou whare whakairo.
Our prized possession, our valuable carved house
Kia mauria huhua koretia e te Kawanatanga.
Has been taken from us by the Government without just cause.
Kihae matou i whakaae!
We did not consent to its removal!
(Raharuhi Rukupo, Petition, 8th July 1867)
Te whakatauaki a Raharuhi Rukupo
"E ngaki atu ana a mua.
E toto mai ana a muri!"
"The missionaries came to clear the path
For the soldiers who in turn cleared a path for the land grabbers."