Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Powhiri for Wake Forest University Visitors
Today we had a special assembly for special visitors who came from the Wake Forest University in United States. We all stood up and then Shanaia and Awhina welcomed them in. Then Feke did the karakia. After that the Pounamu sang a welcome song for them. Tevita stood up and did the welcome speech to them it was so long when he was a little bit half way the Pounamu group did a another song. Then there were two ladies who stood up and did a little thankyou speech and then another lady was holding are big black plastic bag and inside was are big white star. They gave it to us as a taonga and then they sang their anthem song. It was are cool song and when they were finished Mr Burt spoke in Maori and in English to our visitors then Mr Burt said, “ We do hugs.” When they were finished the Pounamu group sang are good bye song as they leave the hall.