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the little kid was in involved in the chinese earthquake and sang to his school kids while they were trapped. bless!!!!

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The design on the Kiwi team shirt is the specially design made for them at Beijing. It's reflective of the Silver Fern, aswell as having 8 fronds, a lucky number for both Chinese and Maori.

The design also features a beak of the Hokioi - the bird of Maori mythology which traditionally calls for people to be ready.

Papaa te whaititiri, hikohiko te uira, kanapu ko te rangi, ru ana te whenua e…

He aha tera! E ko te hokioi, ko te hokio – te manu tipua

Whakahiato nga toa o Aotearoa!

Kia uu…kia mau…kia mataara…

Hi aue …te wiriwiringa kotahitanga

The thunder cracks, the lightening flashes, the skies open, the earth shakes.

What is that? It is the Hokioi, the Hokioi, the fabulous bird of the skies.

Calling, urging all of us – the warriors of Aotearoa – together, together, all together!

Be brave! Believe in ourselves, stand by each other!

Yes, let’s all quiver in anticipation.

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The design on the Kiwi team shirt is the specially design made for them at Beijing. It's reflective of the Silver Fern, aswell as having 8 fronds, a lucky number for both Chinese and Maori.

The design also features a beak of the Hokioi - the bird of Maori mythology which traditionally calls for people to be ready.

matty - can you buy them in the NZ-shops?

I would love to have one!

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