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Track Name: Masseurs/Powell/Murphey/Richardson - 'Ironman'
Hold my heart
And let me start
we’re oh so near

Get up Get up Get up now

We’ve come so far
like a shining star
let me in

Get up Get up Get up now

I’m a stone faced Ironman
I’m a stone faced Ironman

I’ve got no time
To be standing here
Waiting here
I’m made of Iron,

My hands are steel
Stronger I can feel
I show no pain
Get up get up Get up now

I’m a stone faced Ironman
I’m a stone faced Ironman
Get Up, Get up Get up now

God fill my soul
Keep us going on
Hey God fill our souls
Keep us going on

Get up Get up Get up now
Get up Get up Get up now
My hands are steel
Stronger I can feel
I show no pain
I ain’t got time
For pain.
Track Name: Sam Trenwith - 'Meet You At The Top'
Are you ready to run
Are you ready to scream
Are you ready to fly
Are you ready to dance

Just keep moving, we don’t stop moving
We just keep doing what we’re made for doing
It feels so natural, I just need action
To get me going, my freedom flowing

A million lights shining bright
In the southern night where the warriors fight
I got an inside fire that just gets higher
We don’t expire

We’re gonna run, we’re gonna scream
We’re gonna fly to the open sky
We’re gonna climb higher and higher
And we’ll meet you at the top
We’ll meet you at the top
Track Name: Oliver Green - 'I'm Not Afraid'
VERSE ONE

Breathing deeper than I ever have before
The whole worlds watching and I know this is my place
I fought hard to be here, so many minutes so many hours
I won’t let this moment go, I’m gonna take it all, gonna steal the show

Nothings gonna stop me


CHORUS

I’m not afraid to live my destiny
I’m not afraid to follow my only dream
I’m breaking down the walls they built
I’m doing the impossible
Cos I’m not afraid
I’m not afraid

VERSE TWO

I remember when everybody had a dream
Superheroes, astronauts, all got lost it seems
I’m still here, living for it, trying to be the most that I can be
And I won’t stop, till I’m there, even if it takes every part of me

I just gotta believe

CHORUS

I’m not afraid to live my destiny
I’m not afraid to follow my only dream
I’m breaking down the walls they built
I’m doing the impossible
Cos I’m not afraid
I’m not afraid

BRIDGE

I’ve burned for this one moment my entire life
With every step I get closer, I know this is my time
Track Name: Sarah Spicer - 'Lights'
Theres a feeling that I get
Its born a part of me
It's strong and it's courageous and it helps me to believe
It's a place full of magic
It's mystical and free, leave your troubles behind and walk with me….

CHORUS
And all the lights come shinning down
And the rays they fall around
And it makes a beautiful sound Tonight

In a place where the sun meets the clouds
up int he sky all the colours dance around us we get to watch them fly
You ask If I remember the night I came to you
You bought me to my Knees it;\'s true it's true it's true

Because love is beautiful
Love is great
Love is keeping my soul awake
Love is loyal and love is free
Love will always come back to me

Guitar solo

Love is beautiful
Love is great
Love is keeping my soul awake
Love is Loyal and love is free
Love will always come back to me

Chorus repeats 2 x
Track Name: Eleanor Lang and Stephanie Townend - 'Anthem: Our Home'
Thoughts of New Zealand
Standing behind us
Drive us to victory -
Kia kaha.

Aotearoa,
Home of our people,
Bonding in strength and pride
Under Southern Star.

Visions of gold
Ignite this Olympic fire.

Thoughts of New Zealand
Standing behind us
Drive us to victory -
Kia kaha.

Aotearoa,
Home of our people,
Bonding in strength and pride
Under Southern Star.
Track Name: Ash Graham - 'People of Black and White'
You set the pace as you ran that line
You shed sweat and tears for the people of black and white
You set the goals with an iron fist
You lifted the weights that I could never lift, could never lift

You are the miners of bronze, silver and gold
Anxiously waiting for you to bring it all home
But don’t you worry in time you’ll hear the sound
The sound of yours truly your one nation’s crowd

You run, not hide
You swim and you climb
Compose and define
The perfect time to strike

So bring it on, and we’ll bring it home
So bring in on, bring it on

For you it may be, I win, or I loose
For all of us watching we don’t pick and choose
Give it your all and make us all proud
One of our own on the big stage with the big crowd

You run, not hide
You swim and you climb
Compose and define
The perfect time to strike

So bring it on, and we’ll bring it home
So bring it on, and we’ll bring it home

Bring it on

Bring it on

You set the pace as you ran that line
You shed sweat and tears for people in black and white
Track Name: Amy Bowie (featuring Joshua Goodare) - 'The Emotion'
These are the five little rings
That you've held in your dreams
For so long

This is the one little word
That you said when it hurt
And everything went wrong

CHORUS:

This is the flame and it passes
It passes
Over the ocean (F: Ah yeah, yeah, yeah)
These our hands on our hearts, yes
Our hearts, yeah
And can you handle the emotion?
(The emotion…ooo, ah yeah yeah yeah yeah)

This is our fern it’s unfurled
Right in front of the world
As the silver lights flash "on"

It’s the moments in gold:
Faded sepia tones
Remind us of all our heroes

CHORUS

I'll be all that I can
And I will be
Faster, higher
Stronger

Moving forward in peace
Yeah, we will!
Cos we believe
In love

This is our fern it’s unfurled
Right in front of the world
As the silver lights flash

This is our fern it’s unfurled
Right in front of the world
As the silver lights flash "on"

It’s the moments in gold:
Faded sepia tones
Track Name: Roseanna Gamlen-Greene - 'Turning To Gold'
The moon draws five rainbow rings
They are calling me,
And I start,
Moving in time

Though we are seasons apart,
Never feel alone,
We all think of you,
As you rise to start

Shooting stars,
You will be,
All of us,
Believe in you
Turning to gold
Turning to gold

Orange glow in the morn,
I roll out of bed,
But this moment makes,
Early starts worthwhile

Running through a field,
Colours at my feet
I’m like a Tui,
Who’s just learnt to fly

Turning to gold
Turning to gold
Shooting stars,
You will be,
All of us,
Believe in you
Turning to gold
Turning to gold

In the Summer twilight,
Red horizons beam across London,
I will shine on

Turning to gold
Turning to gold
Turning to gold
Shooting stars,
You will be,
All of us,
Believe in you
Turning to gold
Track Name: Tim Costley - 'Coming Home'
From the land where white clouds are long
Across many foreign oceans, down the road well-traveled and long
Cities sail away across the green and blue
You may be far from home but home’s never far from you
Hope is rising, eyes are turning, here we come

And it’s a long way to go but we’re coming home, we’re coming home
And it’s a long way to go but we’re coming home, we’re coming home

At the end when the race is run
Hear the sound of a nation rising up with their hearts as one
See the heroes of old adorned with bronze and gold
We may be small but we’re strong and we’re here so bold
Hope is rising, eyes are turning, here we come, here we come

And it’s a long way to go but we’re coming home, we’re coming home
And it’s a long way to go but we’re coming home, we’re coming home

So rise up and take your place
The world is your stage, the world is our stage
It’s our time and it’s our place, here we come

And it’s a long way to go but we’re coming home, we’re coming home
And it’s a long way to go but we’re coming home, we’re coming home
Track Name: Talia and Matt Caradus - 'This Moment'
The Road it seemed so long,
the burdens on your shoulders
helped to make you strong.
Remember all the times you cried,
this is when your tears of pain
are turned to tears of pride.

This is our moment,
this is our time,
this is what we've waited for
and wanted all our lives.
There's no second shot
so leave your doubts behind,
now we're making history,
this is where we shine.
This is our time.

The stars are moving so fast,
one second they're here above you
and the next they're in the past.
They have always known where they should be,
our future is uncertain,
what should we believe?

This is our moment,
this is our time,
this is what we've waited for
and wanted all our lives.
There's no second shot
so leave your doubts behind,
now we're making history,
this is where we shine.
This is our time.
Track Name: Marshall Smith and Tom Fox - 'Lift Yourself Up'
May you have the wind behind you
And remember us back home
We who think the whole world of you
And would do anything to bring you home
You know we all want to tell you
How we hold you in our hearts
And give you hope and inspiration
An anthem of a sort

Lift yourself up
Lift yourself up
Coming from nothing what you got to lose?
I’m aiming for you

Will you keep me deep inside you
When you wander far from home
If you think there’s nothing left here
There’s us to keep you strong
I have learnt to love these islands
It’s a part of who I am
And I know you will return here
Winners, losers – all as one

Chorus

You know what you have to do
You’ve almost held it in your hands
Beneath the southern cross
And under southern skies
Stars come out one by one

Chorus
Track Name: Matt Landreth - 'Heroes'
May you have the wind behind you
And remember us back home
We who think the whole world of you
And would do anything to bring you home
You know we all want to tell you
How we hold you in our hearts
And give you hope and inspiration
An anthem of a sort

Lift yourself up
Lift yourself up
Coming from nothing what you got to lose?
I’m aiming for you

Will you keep me deep inside you
When you wander far from home
If you think there’s nothing left here
There’s us to keep you strong
I have learnt to love these islands
It’s a part of who I am
And I know you will return here
Winners, losers – all as one

Chorus

You know what you have to do
You’ve almost held it in your hands
Beneath the southern cross
And under southern skies
Stars come out one by one

Chorus
Track Name: Mt Aspiring College, Wanaka - 'Heading To London'
Aotearoa we work together
Hand and heart achieve
Aotearoa we work together
Strive and self belief

Chorus
We are heading to London
We are going to win
Come on all you kiwis lets all go and sing
Ba ba ba ba ba
We are heading to London
We are going to win
Come on all you kiwis lets all go and sing
Ba ba ba ba ba


Verse 2

Go as silver come back gold
Hold you head up high
Go as silver come back gold
Get out there and try

Chorus

We are heading to London
We are going to win
Come on all you kiwis lets all go and sing
Ba ba ba ba ba

We are heading to London
We are going to win
Come on all you kiwis lets all go and sing
Ba ba ba ba ba
Track Name: Bayfield School, Auckland - 'Determination'
Golden rivers from afar
Silver ferns - and southern stars will
Give you strength to face your biggest test - and
When walk up to your mark
Keep New Zealand in your heart
You’ll do it, you’ll get through it
Cause you ‘re the best!

De -ter - min-a-tion we’re a
Three island na-tion
Your’e good as gold
You’re better than the rest

De - ter-min-a-tion
you’re a Ki- wi sen sa- tion
You’re good as gold,
You’re better than the best

We know you will make us proud –cause
You come from the long white cloud-so
Show the world that we like coming first
We split the atom, gave the vote
Said we don’t want those nuclear boats – so
Get to it, you can do it !
Never rest (x2)

De -ter - min-a-tion
We’re a three island na-tion
Your’e good as gold
You’re better than the rest

De - ter-min-a-tion –you’re a
Ki- wi sensation – cause you’re
Good as gold,
You’re better than the rest.
You’re good as gold
You’re better than the best.
Track Name: Pukekohe North School, Auckland - 'Let Us Shine Among The Stars'
Let our hopes and our dreams Reach up high to the sky As we climb to the top Of the Mountain Desire
We want to spin and jump Turn and run Have some fun In the sun
Let our young hearts be free To be the best that we can be
Reach up high Touch the sky As we try As we try Reach up high Touch the sky Let me shine Shine among the stars
Let our hopes and our dreams Reach up high to the sky As we climb to the top Of the Mountain Desire
We got to spin and jump Turn and run Have some fun In the sun
Let our young hearts be free To be the best that we can be
Reach up high Touch the sky As we try As we try Reach up high Touch the sky Let me shine Shine among the stars
Aroha Awhina Mahaki
Kia kaha Te wairua Hi!
Kia kaha Te wairua
Kia kaha Te wairua
Hi!
Kia kaha Te wairua
Aroha Awhina
Mahaki
Shine among the stars
Marie Hikitia Hapaitia As we try As we try Let me shine Shine among the stars
Marie Hikitia! Hapaitia! Hi!
Hi aue hi.
Track Name: Newmarket Primary School - 'Aotearoa Team Song'
I’m feeling the courage and energy to play
Having pride and hope
Is the only way to say
We are Kiwis brave and strong
Teamwork is the best way To win the game

We’re the best now put us to the test
Sweat and tears have seen us through
All the teams really rule
We are Kiwis brave and strong
Teamwork is the best way
To win the game

New Zealand Green and Clean
Aotearoa One Family Our Home
Track Name: Henderson Primary School, Auckland - 'Black On Top'
We’re Aotearoa, land of the long white cloud,
And although we’re very small, we’re a nation that is proud.
We’re reaching for the stars, a nation that believes,
We’re rising to the top, a nation that achieves.

Chorus

And so it’s black, black on top,
New Zealand’s on the move,
Black, black on top,
New Zealand’s in the groove.
And so it’s black, black on top,
The black shirts shining bold.
Black, black on top,
We’re going for the gold.


We believe in ourselves, and we will do our best,
We know we’ve done the work, we’re going to stand the test.
And now the time has come, for New Zealand to advance,
Time to make our move, time to take our chance.

Chorus