Nelson campus semester 1 pōwhiri

Nelson campus semester 1 pōwhiri

Begin your 2017 studies with our traditional pōwhiri welcome.

waikorero, speech at powhiri

The pōwhiri is intended to welcome you to NMIT and to celebrate the start of your study for 2017.

It is held outside on the lawn between D and N Blocks, where there will be seating arranged.

Before the official ceremony begins, assemble in Carpark 2 off Hardy Street at the city end of A Block, just along from Old St. John's church and opposite the Old Schoolhouse.

Nelson campus map

If it is raining the pōwhiri will be held in the Kowhai Lounge in N Block.

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

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 pōwhiri so you can enjoy this celebration of the semester start. The official ceremony starts around 11am.

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

He Tangata kē koutou
He Tangata kē matou
Engari I tēnei wā
Tātou, tātou e

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

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