Hutia te rito o te harakeke, kei hea te ko mako e ko.
Whakatairangitia rere ki uta, rere ki tai nau e ki mai,
he aha te mea nui o te ao, maku e ki atu,
he tangata, he tangata, he tangata.
E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga karangatanga huri noa I te motu, tenei te mihi atu kia koutou katoa.
E hui mai nei te waka o nga rangatahi mo te kaupapa tauira pono e tiaki mai, tautoko o nga mea katoa ki The Youth Mentoring Network e tu ana hei awhi mai nga taiohi me nga rangatahi kei wainganui a tatou o Tamaki Makaurau.
No reira, tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa…
Without the flax bush, where then will the bell-bird sit?
I therefore ask you, what is the most important thing in this world?
Tis people, tis people, tis people.
'Tis with our strength, 'tis with our language throughout the land, therefore this acknowledgement goes out to you all who hear.
The canoe (vehicle) of mentoring in supporting, guiding and directing young people through The Youth Mentoring Network has arrived and is based in the Auckland, New Zealand. It was established to meet needs for the provision of effective and professional support for regional and national mentoring organisations throughout New Zealand.