We would love to see you at our formal welcome ceremony for Grant. This will follow a traditional pōwhiri format, with speeches, song and challenges as Grant officially takes his place at Northcity (you can read more on what this looks like here). Please wear semi-formal attire and park on the street as the carpark will be closed off. Bring a plate of kai for afternoon tea. To show your support for each kaikōrero (speaker) we request you please learn the waiata below.

When: Saturday, March 20th, 12.30pm
Where: Northcity car park and whare kai

Ka mea Ihu (John 14:6)

Ka mea Ihu
Ko Ahau te huarahi
Ko Ahau te pono
Ko Ahau te ora
e kore rawa tētahi tangata
e haere ake aue,
ki te Matua
ki te kāhore Ahau,
au aue hā! Hi!

Jesus said
I am the way
I am the truth
I am the life
No man shall
To the Father
Except through me



He honore

He honore He koro ria
Maungarongo ki te whenua
Whakaro pai e ki nga tangata katoa
Ake a ke Ake a ke Amine
Te atu a Te piri nga
Toku oranga.

All honour and glory to God
Let there be peace on earth and tranquility
Goodwill to all people
forever and ever, Amen
God is my want, my need
my life


Te Pō Ki Te Ao

Ko te kore te whiwhia
Te pō uriuri
Te pō kerekere
Te pō tiwhatiwha
Te pō tangotango
Te pō tahuri mai ki taiao
I runga i te mata o te hōhonu
Ka whakapāho tīonioni te
Wairua Tapu
I runga i te kare o ngā wai


Ka pūao te haeata ki te taiao
Ka whakaara mai i ngā rangi e
Te ao ki tua
Te ao tawhito
Te ao āio
Te ao kūmea ki te pō e
Ki te whei ao
Ki te ao mārama e


Darkness to Light

Darkness to Light
The profound and deep night
The vigorous and intense night
The silent dark night
The intensely dark night
The empty night turning towards the
revealed world of light Sits across the
face of the depths of the earth
The holy and sacred spirit of God floats and hovers across the surface of the ocean

Suddenly, the dawn of the first beam of morning light appears across the silent and empty sky
Behold, the vast sky has been awakened by the glimmer of dawn
The light from far beyond
The ancient light from which God first
The calm and peaceful light
The light that was brought and thrust out of darkness
From the glimmer of dawn to the bright light of day




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