Composer

Pēwhairangi, Te Kumeroa Ngoingoi (Ngoi)

Ngoi Pēwhairangi

1921 – 1985

Born Te Kumeroa Ngoingoi Ngawai on 29 December 1921 at Tokomaru Bay on the East Coast of the North Island, she was known affectionately as Ngoi. Ngoi was the eldest of five children of Hori Ngawai of Te Whanau-a-Ruataupare of Ngāti Porou of Tokomaru Bay, and his wife, Wikitoria Te Karu, of Ngāti Koi in the Hauraki region. Ngoi was raised in the Ringatu faith by her relatives Huka Pohaera and Raiha Kamau at Waiparapara. Her father, who worked as a labourer, was a minister of this church and an advocate of the Kotahitanga movement, which Ngoi herself later supported.

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Songs by this composer
Te Ipukarea

Aku Raukura

  • Composer: Ngoi Pēwhairangi,
  • Year: 1980 -
  • Genre: Waiata-ā-ringa
  • Ref#: PEW006

Lyrics

Hurihuri noa
Ka wawata noa
Hurihuri noa
Ka wawata noa
Kei te wawata ahau e
Mō aku ōhākī kia hoki mai
Te puna waiora o aku raukura taukurī e
Kua tae rā ki te wā e rapu ai ahau te oranga
Homai rā ki te kapu o aku ringa e
Ngā taonga aroha te mana e
Te aroha, te pono, te aroha (tūmanakotia rā)
Tūmanakotia rā hai tīpare mō tātou katoa
Ki te ao Pākehā e kore rawa e ngaro e hoa mā e
Ki te ao Pākehā e kore rawa e ngaro e hoa mā e