Nelson campus pōwhiri

Nelson campus pōwhiri

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Begin your studies with our traditional pōwhiri welcome.

The pōwhiri is intended to welcome you to NMIT and to celebrate the start of your study.

All learners please meet in the number 2 carpark/entrance, off Hardy Street.

Once assembled, you will be briefed on the pōwhiri procedure and practise your waiata (song). 

The official ceremony starts at around 10.30am.

As manuhiri (guests) your waiata will be:

E toru ngā mea
E toru ngā mea
Ngā mea nūnui
E kī ana
Te Paipera
Whakapono
Tūmanako
Ko te mea nui
Ko te aroha

You can listen on the NMIT YouTube channel(external link) to previous students singing this waiata.

Staff will guide and support you through the mihi wakatau so you can enjoy this celebration of the semester start. 

You can learn more about the NMIT pōwhiri ceremony(external link).

If you are part of the hosts - welcoming the new students and staff your waiata will be:

Te Aroha
Te Aroha
Te Whakapono
Me te rangimarie
Tātou, tātou e

You can listen on the NMIT YouTube channel(external link) to previous students singing this waiata.

The second waiata will be:

E Io Matua
E Io Matua
Tiakina mai mātou
Mai i te rangi
Ki te whenua
Mai i te whenua
Ki te rangi e
Haumi ē, hui ē, Tāiki ē

E Io Matua
Tiakina mai mātou
Mai i te rangi
Ki te whenua
Mai i te whenua
Ki te rangi e
Haumi ē, hui ē, Tāiki ē

Korōria ki ngā Atua
Kia tau te mauri o te whenua
Whakaaro pai ki ngā tāngata
Tūturu whakamaua kia tina
Tina!
Hui ē, Tāiki ē

Note: If it is raining the pōwhiri will be held in Te Puna Mātauranga, the Library Learning Centre, M Block with the gathering before the pōwhiri in the kōwhai lounge.

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