Poi Porotiti is a Masterton Schools programme that focuses on Girls Leadership with girls from years 5 to 13.

The programme is supported by Masterton Trust Lands Trust and administered by REAP.

The purpose of the programme is to grow the leadership skills of our future young women.

We are lucky to have local tutors, Pania Reiri-Smith and Palais Douglas to teach the young women the skills they need to stand strong and be positive role models to their peers.

Waiata 1 – He pūru taitama

He pūru taitama
He pūri taitama e
He pūru taitama hoki!
He pūru taitama
He pūru tukituki
He pūru taitama e.

Ka haere tāua e
Ki runga Wairarapa hoki.
Kei reira tāua
whaka-rite-rite ai
whaka-oti-oti ai e

 

Waiata 2 – Aroha

 

Aroha x3

Kaua huri kē, māku koe hei arahi
Tū mai ki taku taha, pupuritia taku ringa
Kia kotahi taua
Me titiro iho ana te rangi, kia whakawaihangatia tātou e
Kia tipu ake ngā putiputi o te whenua
Kia tipu ake tahi, tō mātou aroha

Waiata 3 – Pinepine te kura

Pinepine te kura, hau te kura,

Whanake te kura i raro i Awarua;
Ko te kura nui, ko te kura roa,
Ko te kura o tawhiti na Tuhaepo!
Tenei te tira hou, tenei haramai nei;
Ko te Umurangi, na te Whatuiapiti.
Nau mai, e tama, ki te taiao nei,
Ki’ whakangungua koe ki te kahikatoa,
Ki te tumatakuru, ki te tara ongaonga;
Nga tairo ra nahau, e Kupe,
I waiho i te ao nei.

Piki ake, kake ake i te toi huarewa,
Te ara o Tawhaki i piki ai ki runga;
I rokohina atu ra Maikuku-makaka,
Hapai o Maui, he waha i pa mai,
‘Taku wahine purotu!’ ‘Taku tane purotu!’
Korua ko te tau, e

Waiata – Poi e

 

 

E rere ra e taku poi porotiti
Tītahataha ra, whakararuraru e
Porotakataka rā, poro hurihuri mai
Rite tonu ki te tiwaiwaka e

Ka parepare ra, pīoioi a
Whakahekeheke, e kia korikori e
Piki whakarunga ra, ma muinga mai a
Taku poi porotiti, taku poi e!

Poi E, whakatata mai
Poi E, kaua he rerekē
Poi E, kia piri mai ki au
Poi E, e awhi mai ra
Poi E, tāpekatia mai.

Poi E, ō tāua aroha
Poi E, paiheretia ra.
POI… TAKU POI, E!