This is the first acknowledgment that follows the tauparapara. During this section acknowledgments to the Creator, Papatuanuku, Ranginui, the Guardians, the Marae, Tangata Whenua or Manuhiri respectively are made.
The waioha tuatahi is dependant upon the occasion, differing from tangihanga to general hui etc. The waioha tuatahi can be broken into two sections, the acknowledgments that can be said by both sides and acknowledgments from one side only. The following are small samples for acknowledgment for the creator.
These can be used for either side.
|Ko te wehi ki te Atua||Regards to the Creator|
|Me whakakororia tona ingoa||Glorify his name|
|I nga wa katoa.||For all times.|
|Kia tau mai ee aroha||Descend on us The love|
|Nga manaakitanga||The caring|
|O te Atua.||Of the Creator.|