by The Starbugs
Age: 5 years & upwards
Track list and audio samples below
He wa pono tenei hei akorango mo tatou katoa kia mohio tika ki tenei Inoi.
English and Maori versions of the popular one-verse anthem and also the full five verses. Includes instrumental backing pitched especially for children to sing along to.
Teachers will also value the background notes on the history of God Defend New Zealand and writers such as Sir Kingi Ihaka who translated it into Maori. The Maori lyrics were then back-translated by Maori Language Commissioner, Professor Timoti Karetu.