Ka piki au piki akemore
Piki ake au ki te taumata rā o Marotiri
Ka titiro iho au ki ngā huarahi
I haere ai aku mātua tīpuna
Ki te kimi oranga i ngā takutai a Ruataupare...
This waiata-ā-ringa was composed at Ngoi’s home when, after a long day working in her garden, Ngoi took shelter under a tree and watched her son Terewai, and her...more
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Tāmata Toiere aims to provide comprehensive information about waiata and haka (Māori song, chant, and dance). Where possible, this will include the lyrics, a translation, an explanation of the context behind the composition and the reasons it was composed, a biography of the composer, an audio file, a video file, any photos of relevance, and a list of references for further study.