National Anthem

God of Nations at Thy feet,
In the bonds of love we meet,
Hear our voices, we entreat,
God defend our free land.
Guard Pacific's triple star
From the shafts of strife and war,
Make her praises heard afar,
God defend New Zealand.
Men of every creed and race,
Gather here before Thy face,
Asking Thee to bless this place,
God defend our free land.
From dissension, envy, hate,
And corruption guard our State,
Make our country good and great,
God defend New Zealand.
Peace, not war, shall be our boast,
But, should foes assail our coast,
Make us then a mighty host,
God defend our free land.
Lord of battles in Thy might,
Put our enemies to flight,
Let our cause be just and right,
God defend New Zealand.
Let our love for Thee increase,
May Thy blessings never cease,
give us plenty, give us peace,
God defend our free land.
From dishonour and from shame,
Guard our country's spotless name,
Crown her with immortal fame,
God defend New Zealand.
May our mountains ever be
Freedoms ramparts on the sea,
Make us faithful unto Thee,
God defend our free land.
Guide her in the nations' van,
Preaching love and truth to man,
Working out Thy glorious plan,
God defend New Zealand.

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Waitomo is a district-type municipality in the north of the King Country region in the North Island of New Zealand. A small part of the district, the town of Tiroa, however, lies in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region.

The district is a rural, predominantly dairy farming, region. The seat of the Waitomo District Council is at Te Kuiti, which has a population of 4419. No other village in the district has a population of over 500. The district's total population at the 2006 census was 9441, of whom 39% were Māori. The district has a land area of 3,546.76 km² (1,369.41 sq mi), 94.87 percent of which lies in the Waikato Region and only 5.13 percent in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region.

The area's main industries include sheep farming, forestry, and limestone quarrying.

The area is known for the popular Karst Waitomo Caves, 12 kilometres northwest of Te Kuiti. Numerous other caves are found in the limestone rock of the Waitomo district.


Waitomo also has an old style hotel first built in 1908 and added onto in the 1930's. Waitomo Caves Hotel overlooks Waitomo Village.

Waitomo New Zealand - world famous for its glowworm caves, Black Water Rafting, action adventure, cave eco-tours, fabulous landscapes; they're all there in and around Waitomo, an adventure paradise within easy reach of Auckland, Rotorua and Taupo.

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