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

Ka Piki Au

  • Composer: Ngoi Pēwhairangi,
  • Year: 1980 -
  • Genre: Mōteatea - Pātere
  • Ref#: PEW008

Lyrics

Ka piki au piki ake
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 e

Hoatu ai koe
Hoatu ai koe ki te tapa o te tai
E kīa nei e
Ko Tāpātai e

Rokohanga atu rā
Rokohanga atu rā te pupūtanga mai o ngā waiora
Tapahina tonuhia ko te Waipūpū
Whiti atu koe e hika ki te Waihoa e

Te waihotanga mai
Te waihotanga mai a rātou mā
I ngā tohu tauranga
Ko Pōhaitapu ki te Toka-ā-namu
Te whare puni o Tangikūkū e

Ko Waimarino
Ko Waimarino te ūnga mai rā o ngā waka hoe hoe
Hei āhurutanga i ngā hau o te Tonga e
Ka eke Tangaroa eke Panuku
Ka eke Tangaroa i marae eke
Kai atu ō mata ki te Māwhai e
Te marae tāngata o ngā rā o mua
E hura ō kaniho ki Tangoiro
Ka ripo te moana ki Marahea
E mau ō ngutu ki te pewa pāua
Ko te mana tēna
O Tokoroa hei Tokoroa hei
Ka minamina au ki te kai mātai e
Ka heke iho au ki Tāhunaroa
Takahanga waewae nōhau e

Ki ngā rurukutanga
Ki ngā rurukutanga a te Aokauirangi
I whāngai mai ki te kāwai tāngata

Te tohu ki uta
Te tohu ki uta ko te pito o Piuta
Puta atu tō ihu
Ki te wai whakaata e

Ko te Ariuru
Ko Te Ariuru Te Waitakeao
Ko Tawarirangi te wahine tipua
Ko wai ka tohu
Ko wai ka hua
E hiki ō wae ki Ōtairi e

Ki ngā rua koura
Ki ngā rua koura a te Parengaio
Te tohutanga a te Whaitakuta e

Matehia inu koe ko Koutunui
Kei raro tonu iho i Tawhiti a Paoa
Whatinga atu koe
Ka hāhātia mai e

E noho tāua
E noho tāua te karaka tēnei
Terenga mai o te Rāwhiti e

Whakatika e hika
Whakatika e hika ka haere tāua
Ki te hauta noa kia kitea koe
E ngā kōhanga manu e

E kore te tangata
E kore te tangata e hapa te haere
Mehemea he uri
Nā Ruataupare he wahine toa
HĪ HĪ HĀ HĀ HEI