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...
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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