Karakia Mō te Kai 


Karakia mō te kai allow you to give thanks and be grateful for the bountiful and delicious kai that has been prepared for you.

Nau mai e ngā hora nei is a great one to start with. Here is a short and extended version to use at your next whānau gathering. 


 Nau mai e ngā hora nei (short)

Nau mai e ngā hua e hora nei
Haumi ē, Hui ē, Taiki e.

Welcome, the bountiful fruits that have been laid out for us. We give thanks.



 Nau mai e ngā hora nei (extended)

Nau mai e ngā hua
o te wao
o te ngakina
o te wai tai
o te wai Māori.
Nā Tāne
Nā Rongo
Nā Tangaroa
Nā Maru
Ko Ranginui e tū iho nei
Ko Papatūānuku e takoto nei
Haumi ē, Hui ē, Taiki ē  


Welcome the gifts of food
From the scared forests
From the cultivated gardens
From the sea
From the fresh waters.
The food of Tāne
of Rongo
of Tangaroa
of Maru.
I acknowledge Ranginui who is above me, 
Papatuanuku who lies beneath me.
Let this be my commitment to all! Draw together! Affirm!)