The day represented a celebration of our working collaboration and more. After the karakia, UMS’ Managing Director and Leadership Team all repeated after the kaumatua (elder):
Pou hi-hiri (Instil in us the desire)
Pou ra-rama (Give us enlightenment)
Tiaho i roto (Shine a light within us)
Tiaho i waho (Let it sparkle to the outer world)
Marama i roto (Give us a deeper understanding of ourselves)
Marama i waho (and of the wider world)
Tena te pou (Let this symbol be of support)
Te pou kei a tatou (That we share)
Te pou o te reo (Be fixed in our language)
Te pou o te wananga (To gain higher learning)
E Rongo, whakaria (Oh Rongo, God of peace, let our acknowledgement and prayers)
Kia tina (Be fixed and firm)
Taiki e (Unite to progress our purpose)
UMS is proud to be working together with the City of Auckland and being presented with this Key is the highest honour.
We look forward to creating an enduring legacy of positive change for all of Auckland!