Karakia reinforce the connection between people and the atua. Karakia give thanks and ask for good fortune.
Karakia for the start of the day
Whakataka te hau ki te uru Cease the winds from the west
Whakataka te hau ki te tonga Cease the winds from the south
Kia mākinakina ki uta Let the breezes blow over the land
Kia mātaratara ki tai Let the breezes blow over the ocean
E hī ake ana te atākura Let the red tipped dawn come
He tio, he huka, he hauhunga With a sharpened air, a touch of frost, a promise of a glorious day
Haumi e! Hui e! Tāiki e! Join! Gather! Intertwine!