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

Mahara

  • Composer: Ngoi Pēwhairangi,
  • Year: 1980 -
  • Genre: Waiata-ā-ringa
  • Ref#: PEW011

Lyrics

Mahara e kai kinikini nei
Tango hotuhotu ana rā
Mōhou e te tau

Tiro noa ahau mokemoke ana rā
Pā mai ana ko te pouri nui
I tō haerenga

He aha rā he oranga
Kua ngaro rawa atu koe
Kei whea rā he tānga manawa
E te tau e, tau e

Nāhau rā I tuku mai te aroha
Whakaora i te manawa
Me te ngākau maru

Nō reira tahuri mai
Tahuri mai rā e te tau
Ki ahau e, ki ahau e
Mahara