Ko te mea tuatahi, me mihi atu au ki te Atua, nou ano hoki e te Matua tenei ao, na tou ringa matou katoa i hanga, na tou hongi e ora ana matou. No reira, tena koe.
The first thing, I must greet God, this world is yours alone oh Father, it is through your hands that we all were formed, through your breath that we are alive. Therefore, greetings to you.
ko te mea tuarua, me mihi atu au ki te hunga kua huri atu i ngo ratou tuara ki a tatou, a, kua whiti atu ki tua i te arai tapu. E te hunga mate, tena koutou. Haere, haere, haere.
The second thing, is that I must greet the people who have turned their backs to us, and, have crossed over to beyond the sacred veil. Oh ye dead ones, greetings to thee! Depart, depart, depart.
ko te mea tuatoru, me huri ano a au nei ki a tatou te hunga ora e tahu tonu ana i te ahi ka i te ao nei. Ki te hunga kei tua i te pae, tena koutou. Ki te hunga e noho ana i tenei ropu motu huri noa i nga tai e wha i tenei wahanga o te moana nui a Kiwa, tena koutou.
The third thing, I must turn to us again to the living who are still keeping the burning fires in this world. To the people who are beyond the horizon, greetings to thee. To the people who live with in this archipelago throughout the four tides in this part of the Pacific Ocean, greetings to you.
Ki a tatou ano kua huihui mai ki konei, korero ai, whakangahau ai, takoto ai, okioki ai, inu wai ora ai, tena tatou katoa.
To us again, who have gathered to this space, to talk, to celebrate, to lie down, to rest, to drink the living waters, greetings to us all.
Tena koutou ki te hunga akonga e hinengaro ana ki te ako i te reo me ngona tikanga me tona ataahua me tona hangaitanga i te ao hurihuri nei. Kei a koutou toku nei aroha.
Greetings to you to the students who earnestly desire to learn the language and its ways of usage and its beauty and its revelance in the modern changing world. You all have my love.
No reira, tena koutou, tena koutou, tena tatou katoa.
Nō Ngāti Whānaunga rātou ko Ngāti Pāoa ko Ngāti Apakura ahau,
Ko Moehau rāua ko Taupiri ngā maunga
Ko Waihou rāua ko Waikato ngā awa
Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Riki tenei e mihi atu ana ki a koutou e matakitaki mai ana. No reira, tena koutou, tena koutou, tena tatou katoa.
This space is a space for saying your mihi. This is my mihi. Those who are new here should mihi here first before continuing on. Tell us who you are, and about yourself (where do you come from and where you are staying). Please, don't be shy, haere mai.