Thursday, November 4, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Waiata for Meadowbank School

As we approach the end of the year for 2010 Melville Intermediate School students are using our knowledge of Te Reo Maori and helping other schools and students around New Zealand with their understanding of Maori Language. Meadowbank school in Auckland have asked us to post a couple of Waiata for their students to learn.

Waiata - Hotikihotiki from myles webb on Vimeo.

We asked our friends in Room Two to help out, and Ora, Terrina and Sita volunteered to help. Ashton from Room One played the guitar. The above Waiata (Song) is Hoiki. We also asked them to come up with a second Waiata and they came up with Hehonere. The Girls made themselves available at very short notice and did a beautiful job. We are going to be posting the words for each song tomorrow.

Waiata from myles webb on Vimeo.


  1. Wow the girls in this blog post sing beautiful. One day I would like to learn Waitata language. It sounds amazing, but hard. I like those kind of challenges.

  2. Hi I'm Chermelle and I like the song they played. They also sang great.

  3. Hey my name is Madison. I just wanted to say that the songs that they sang was very very beautiful. It was the most beautiful song that I've ever heard! Thanks for singing for me and thanks for not being shy because it was very beautiful. Thanks again bye!

  4. I like how you guys sing and the song you sang. It was very nice and calm. I enjoyed the song it was beautiful and amazing.

  5. Awesome waiata! Ka pai!!! i wonder if you could teach us that waiata this week? Could you and your teacher send me the words/cords and we meet for a skype on Tuesday or Wednesday? Sounded great!

  6. Dear Ora, Terrina, Sita, and Ashton,

    Fabulous! The voices are beautiful, the guitar playing magnificent, and the video recorder person did a super job too! Super steady!

    I can't wait to see the words published. It would be great if the lyrics were added just below the video because then we can see the performers and the lyrics at the same time. That would help us learn the songs.

    Terrific work, everyone!

    Your pal,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

  7. My name is Brittney and I am a student at the University of South Alabama. Wow girls your voices are amazing and the language is really beautiful. I would have liked to see what the translation in english would have been because the orginal was awsome.