And in Kapiti, while you wait for the bus:-
Ko te kaunihera he rite te tākihi — the council is like a circus.
Ae, Ko ta matou utu — yes, it is at our expense.
He nui te utu mō ngā reiti mō tō māua whare — the Rates on our property are expensive.
Ka piki ake te kino — it gets steadily worse.