Kaea: Ko wai ra Ko wai ra
Roopu: Ko Papatewhai e ngunguru nei i au au aue haa
Ko Papatewhai e tangi nei i au au aue ha i a haha
Ko titiro au ki taku maunga teitei
Maungarangi e tū nei
Ka rere atu ngā Roimata ki te awa Ōtara e
Ka tae ki te Wharekaahu ki Ōhui ki Ōama
Ki te Kura o Papatewhai
Te Whenua Hauora o te Iwi
Ka puta ki te moana ki te motu Whakaari e
I au au aue ha
Composed by R & RR Mitai for the Tamariki of Ashbrook School Papatewhai
Leader: Who is this who is this?
Group: It is Papatewhai who prances sprightly.
It is Papatewhai eho cries
I gaze toward my erect Mountain
Maungarangi stand aloft
Your tears flow like the Otara River
Arriving in the valley of Wharekaahu, to Ohui, to Oama
Then to Ashbrook
Through the land of the people, rich in medicinal foliage
Finally to merge in the great ocean toward Whakaari.