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Jo Newman

Rākau Hub - Rūma Tekau mā ono (16) Years 5 & 6
jon@upperhuttschool.nz


Ko Una te maunga e rū nei taku ngākau
Ko Te Awakairangi te awa e mahea nei aku māharahara
Nō Tara-o-te-ika-a-Māui ahou
E mihi ana ki ngā tohu o nehe, o Te whanganui a tara e noho nei au
Nō Ingarani oku tīpuna
E noho ana au ki Whakatiki

Ko Jo Newman ahau

Nō reira, tēnā koutou katoa 

Una is the mountain that speaks to my heart
Upper Hutt River is the river that alleviates my worries
I am from the Coromandel Peninsula
I recognise the ancestral and spiritual landmarks of Wellington where I live
My ancestors are from England
I now live in Upper Hutt

Thus, my acknowledgement to you all