- Publish Date
- Thursday, 5 September 2019, 8:31PM
A video has gone viral online of a Tauranga primary school with their version of Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus' Old Town Road in Te Reo Māori.
Maungatapu Primary School performed the video which was posted to Facebook by page 'AHEIHA'.
The page also published the lyrics to the Te Reo version of Old Town Road.
"You asked for it. The lyrics to this awesome waiata!
Ngā mihi nui Maungatapu Primary . Showing their support for Mahuru Māori.
Kia kaha ki te korero,
i te reo māori i ngā wā katoa
Ānei te marama, o Mahuru māori
Ka kōrero te ao, i tō tātou reo
Te reo rangatira, o Aotearoa
He taonga tuku iho nō ngā tipuna
Whakarongo mai kia mātou
Me tēnei reo pārekareka (x2)
(Whiti 1 anō...Anei te marama...)
Ki te kainga, ki te kura, ki a Makitanara
Whakamāoritia tō reo Pākeha
Ki ngā kōti, ki ngā whira, ki ngā wāhi katoa
Ki waho, ki whai ao, ki te ao marama
Kia mātou Te Pūwhāriki, ko te mea nui ko te reo Māori
Me whai kaha ki te kōrero, i te reo Māori i ngā wā katoa
You can change the line:
“kia mātou Te Pūwhariki"….. To "kia mātou ngā tamariki"
Te Puwhāriki nō Te Kura o Maungatapu.
(Maungatapu Primary, Tauranga)"
Ka pai whānau!