E te iwi (formal greeting to the people)
We acknowledge that there is a strength
beyond ourselves when we work together to
May we put aside our own personal interests,
work with integrity and openness, striving to
create a community that supports its people and
the environment. Let us, in a moment of quiet,
focus on why we are here.
We give thanks for the wisdom of the past,
look for opportunities in the present, and accept
the challenges of the future.
Kia tou te Rangimarie ki runga I a tatou katoa.
(May peace be spread over us all).
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