This is a waiata-ā-ringa. It was composed in 1967 for the kapa haka, Te Hokowhitu-ā-Tū. Ngoi composed the waiata for Te Hokowhitu-ā-Tū to perform at the Tamararo Māori...more
‘Whakaipuipu’ is a waiata tangi or lament. Dr. Tīmoti Kāretu composed the waiata tangi as an expression of the enormous loss he felt following the passing of his dear...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.