June Hayes  

Singer ~ Songwriter ~ Author ~ Wellness Facilitator

June Pitman-Hayes - Creative Writer & Poet

 Author/Creator of 'Kia ora - You Can Be A Kiwi Too' (Scholastic - Sept 2018) 

& 'Tawhirimatea - A Song For Matariki' (Scholastic - April 2017) 

The Voice behind Joy Cowley's 'Hush A Kiwi Lullaby'

(Scholastic - Nov 2016) 



Under her pen name June Pitman-Hayes, June writes and publishes childrens picture books with music, with well-known publishing house Scholastic.

Her 2017 release 'Tāwhirimatea - A song for Matariki', went straight into the New Zealand Top 10 bestsellers list, and held #1 best seller position in June/July 2018.

Her second book 'Kia Ora:  You can be a Kiwi too',  was officially launched at the Dorothy Butler Bookshop on Sunday 9th September 2018 and within 2 weeks of its release, was among the Top 10 New Zealand Childrens Bestseller titles.

A sequel to Kia Ora will be released in time for Spring 2019.


Sheet Music, Lyrics & Instrumental MP3 files are available to purchase:

(TSML) Tāwhirimatea Sheet Music & Lyrics:   $12.50 (incl gst)

(TSMLI) Tāwhirimatea Sheet Music, Lyrics & Instr. MP3: $19.95 (incl. gst)

(KSML) Kia Ora: You can be a Kiwi too -  Sheet Music & Lyrics: $12.50 (incl. gst)

(KSMLI) Kia Ora: You can be a Kiwi too - Sheet Music, Lyrics & Instr. MP3: $19.95                      (incl. gst)

To order:  Email: june@junehayes.co.nz

To pay via bank deposit:

Bank: ASB 

Account Name: Motumoana Enterprises Ltd

Account #: 12-3136-0414687-00

Particulars:  Your Name  Code: See in brackets before each offer Ref:  Title of Song - Tawhiri or Kia Ora



Tāwhirimatea - A Song For Matariki


June is also a creative writer, lyricist and poet.  Her powerful, evocative, and flowing style is evident in the lyrics of her original album June Hayes - Journey for the return home

June's writing paints a picture that captures and reflects the moment, memory and mood of a 'story' in a way that is intimate, sincere and easy to relate to.

'People I write for know what they want to say, but find it difficult to express their thoughts in written word, and in a flowing style.  Similarly composers creating amazing tunes are often challenged by, and unable to write a set of lyrics for their compositions.  This is where I come in".

June's creative writing service offers a 'one-to-one', one hour consultation where she will get to know you and your story, and through the creative writing process, produce personal and heartfelt readings for a range of celebrations and ceremonies including weddings, bereavements, naming ceremonies and birthdays.  The piece of writing will be supplied in printed presentation form. 

SAMPLE:  Second Time Wedding 2011, (JHMusic -  copywrite)


We’ve journeyed far on different roads

Experienced life in the company of others

Loved with the abandonment and exuberance of youth

Viewed the world through rose coloured glasses sometimes….

Before we met


We’ve known joy

Faced our share of challenges

Laughed out loud,

Cried silently in the still of the night

Been to places that now seem a distant memory of times shared…

Before we met


Before we met

We were drifting,

Searching for an elusive kind of love

A love that holds the promise of friendship, fun and adventure

A love that respects our individuality

The kind that is honest, and lets you trust enough so you are not afraid to share your deepest thoughts


When our roads crossed we found that kind of love

We’ve taken the time to learn about us

To know who we are, what we want from life

And what we need from each other

We fit together you and I

It’s hard to imagine how life was…

Before we met


Today in this moment, we celebrate us

Our future together, the memories we have yet to make

The richness of a love that continues to mature with time

Together we’ll walk through the seasons

And, in the Autumn of our life, we’ll pull the rug up close under our chins

….Before we push the boat out