Kia ora e waku rangatira. Ngā mihi whānui ki a koutou o Ruatāhuna, Tūhoe hoki. Waihoa rātou, tātou te hunga ora, tēnā tātou katoa. Kāre e toroa ngā kōrero ēngari māku e kii ki a koutou e reka ana a te rongoa, te hua a ngā atua Manawa Honey.
(Greetings o my supremo. Extensive greetings to you all of Ruatahuna and Tuhoe. For now leave those that have passed away and turn to all of us, who live on. I won’t drag out what I have to say, just to let you know my opinion about how Manawa Honey is so delicious – it’s an elixir, a bounty from the gods.)
Sweet beautiful honey from the mists of Ruatāhuna!!
Ngā mihi aroha!!
Pere Maitai, Wellington