In 1981 this was the action song composed for the competitions to celebrate the Coronation of Te Ata-i-rangi-kaahu. The tune was composed by the students themselves....more
The waiata-ā-ringa ‘Tō Reo Karanga E’ was composed for the opening of the dining room at Mataura in the South Island in the mid-1980s. Ngoi’s hapū, Te...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.