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

Kua Eke Rā Ngā Tūmanako

  • Composer: Ngoi Pēwhairangi,
  • Year: 1980 -
  • Genre: Waiata-ā-ringa
  • Ref#: PEW010

Lyrics

Kua eke rā ngā tūmanako
Kua puāwai te reo Māori
I roto i ngā Kōhanga Reo
O Te Tai Rāwhiti
Nāhau rā e Iri te kōrero
Mō ngā tamariki tātou katoa
Hei whakahuihui mai

Kia kotahi rā ngā mātua
Tīpuna, mokopuna
Anei rā tō iwi Māori
Tautokotia te kaupapa
Hei tīpare ki te ao nei
Kōkiritia
Kōkiritia
Kōkiritia