Ka nui te mihi koutou mā. This week we had the privilage of hosting Karuna Thurlow from Kai Tahu, she is a kaiako of te reo māori for Karatī and also mentors him. During her visit she worked with Karati to develop a new waiata for TAS. The name of the waiata is Tū tōnu rā o Te Manahuna or proud to be from the Mackenzie. This waiata will be used during mihi whakatau and pōwhiri when those times arise. Nei rā te mihi koutou katoa, ka piki atu ki runga i ngā maunga kei roto ki tō ngākau. Click here to listen to Tū tōnu rā o Te ManahunaWaiata kīnaki for Te ManahunaTū tonu rā ko Te ManahunaNā Karatī Metcalfe (Ngāpuhi) & Karuna Thurlow (Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Porou)Ripo ana te wai o Te Whakatipu eRuataniwha e tū mai rāAoraki Matatū ki te rakiNei rā te mihinei rā te *maioha* (Use this kupu when it is a tangi: *aroha*)O te kura ā-rohe o Te ManahunaKa huri te titiro ki ngā Puna HauaituTakapō Ohau PūkakiMe te whatumanawa o te tangata He wā tōna ka marino He wā tōna ka marangaiKi te kōhanga o te kakīTū tonu rā ko Te ManahunaThe rippling water of the Twizel river (Te Whakatipu)Ruataniwha stands thereAoraki stands to the northOur greetingsOur gratitudeFrom Twizel Area School Turn my gaze to the extremely cold waters of Takapō, Ōhau and PūkakiThe hearts of people are like our lakesSometimes calmSometimes upset/angry…This is the nursery of the KakīWe are proud to be from the Mackenzie!