Sunday, October 28, 2012

Singing "Haere mai, Everything is Kapai"

The Kapai Kiwi's have been learning a welcome song from New Zealand called 'Haere mai, everything is kapai. Watch the video of Alyssa and Brennan singing the song. The words are posted underneath for you to sing along with them.

Haere mai everything is kapai from New Town on Vimeo.
Haere Mai Everything is ka pai.
You’re here at last,
 You’re really here at last.

 Haere mai,
Not a cloud in the sky.
To coin a phrase,
 This is the day of days.

 You’re welcome as the sunshine,
 You’re welcome as a king.
 Pai kare, this is one time
We’ll really have a fling.

 Haere mai, Everything is ka pai.
Throughout the land,
We want to shake your hand.
 Haere mai, We’re proud of you, that’s why.
Haere Mai, Haere Mai

Haere mai = Welcome 
Ka pai = Good 
Pai Kare = Good friend


  1. Brilliant! I can't wait to show my class of Y7/8 students in New Zealand this today, they are going to love watching it. Great job Alyssa and Brennan you have made some students and teachers on the other side of the world very happy!
    Mr Webb and Room Five, Melville Intermediate School, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand.

    1. Thank you Mr Webb and Room Five!
      Alyssa and Brennan will be excited to read your comments especially all the way from New Zealand! We are looking forward to posting more songs we have learned so far this year.
      Thanks again.....and we can't wait for the next Survivor episode!!

  2. Ka mau te wehi! Awesome Alyssa and Brennan. I enjoyed your waiata. Everything is kapai here too. Ka nui te mihi, thank you for sharing.

    1. Kia Ora Fiona,

      Thank you for posting the Kapai Kiwi's a comment! It is always nice to hear from people from New Zealand especially since the class is learning all about New Zealand this year.

      Please come and visit us again soon.

      Haere ra!

  3. Saw this on my twitter feed, all the way from New Zealand and a year 8 classroom. Ka Pai! Awesome work! Kia Kaha tamariki ma!

    1. Wow that is awesome to know you found us on twitter!! Glad you enjoyed our waiata....many more to come!

  4. Kia ora Kapai Kiwis! You sure brought a smile to my face when I heard you singing online. Well done.

    Did you know that there is a series of books called Kapai Kiwi? We had the author at our school about a month ago and he is a wonderful person to meet. Check out some of the blog posts our students wrote about him.

    Ka kite

    Mrs Burt

    1. Kia Ora Mrs Burt!

      We will be checking your students blog in the morning! I bought one of the Kapai Kiwi books with me and have read them one of the books. I would have liked to get more of the series hopefully I'll be able to get a hold of more books in the future.

      Thank you for visiting and we look forward to hearing from you very soon!

  5. Hi there
    I am a New Zealand teacher from a very tiny town called Lawrence. It is in the South Island in Central Otago. I teach 12 children aged 6 and 7 years old. In NZ we call ourselves Year 1 and 2. We have a blog and we would love to hear from you. I loved your singing of Haere mai.
    I look forward to following you.
    Mrs Crawford