This song was composed for the competitions of the New Zealand Polynesian Festival held in Christchurch in the month of October 1986. Because of my great fear that...more
This action song was composed to honour Te Ata-i-rangi-kaahu and the people of Waikato. It was first performed at the Coronation celebrations of 1982.
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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.