Haruru mai ana te ao i te hinganga o te whakawhitinga nui o Rānana. Te Pou Hiringa o te Huinga o Ngā Whenua Whai Rawa o Te Ao, kua rutua ki rahaki. Papaki kau ana ngā tai ki ngā pariparinga o Aotearoa, ngarungaru te wai o te awa o Horotiu. Kei te Kuini o Ingārangi, kei te Kuini o Niu Tireni, kei te kōtuku rerenga tahi, haere, haere, okioki atu rā. Mokori anō kia tuku mihi ki te whare ariki o Kuini Irihāpeti, e tangitahi ana i Aotearoa nei. Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui.
This morning brought news about the death of our Head of State, Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen was beloved by many, and her contribution and service respected by even more. Her commitment to the Commonwealth and its people, her sense of service, and her work ethic was evident to the very end of her reign.
Today is one of mourning, and many people in Aotearoa and beyond will be sending aroha to the royal family and all those whose lives were touched by our longest serving monarch.