“Tuitui tangata, tuitui korowai”
You should approach the task of bringing a group of people together with the same level care you would employ in weaving a beautiful garment.
“E mātahi ana, e mataara”
Work together and be diligent.
“He taura harakeke, ka kukumea, a tona wā, ka whati. He taura whakapapa, ka kukumea ahakoa ka pēhea te roa, e kore rawa e ngāmotu”
A chord made of flax, when stretched, will eventually break. But a chord made of whakapapa, no matter how far it is stretched will never be severed.
Te Hika a Pāpāuma
“Ngā kākā wahanui o Wairarapa”
The renowned orators of the Wairarapa.
Attributed to other iwi commenting on the reputation of Wairarapa in producing expert orators.