A Harakeke Proverb
Hutia te rito o te harakeke,
Kei whea te kōmako e kō?
Kī mai ki ahau;
He aha te mea nui o te Ao?
Māku e kī atu,
He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata
If the heart of harakeke was removed, where will the bellbird sing?
If I was asked, what was the most important thing in the world; I would be compelled to reply, It is people, it is people, it is people.