“Te Kāhu Pōkere o Tāmaki Makaurau e kore e ngaro i roto i te hina pōuri" - Waiohua
The Black Hawk of Tāmaki Makaurau will never be lost in the darkness of the night
Ko Reremoana Māhia Takānini te tupuna whaea,
Ko Huiārangi Rauwhero te tupuna matua,
Ko mātou nga uri, Tihei Mauri Ora.
Ko Pūkaki me Makaurau ngā marae,
Ko Te Mānukanuka o Hoturoa te whanga,
Ko Te Ākitai me Ngāti Mahanga ngā hapū,
Ko Waiohua me Waikato ngā iwi,
Ko Tainui te waka.
Pūkaki is our tūrangawaewae. Our housing project is re-establishing the papakāinga of our parents and our grandparents. Our children and our grandchildren are being nutured by our whenua and our marae.
In turn, they will be nurtured by their tūrangawaewae and their whakapapa.
"Kia Tupu, Kia Hua, Kia Puāwai" - Tainui
To Grow, To Prosper, To Sustain