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No. 31 (June 1960)
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Come back here and let us go into the cove at Waihi,
Where the welcome call will come
From Te Piata and Te Rohu.
Know you now they are your aunts—
Closely linked as kinsmen are you all.
Now of my companion of these latter days
I shall ask, “Where is Ngamotu? 40
“And where is Te Makiwhara?”
My cousins, alas, are both far in the north;
They are with Rewi and his many tribes.
Let a letter be written on writing paper
That, on your return. you all will abide
Upon the shores of Taupo, ah me …