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

Poi E

  • Composer: Ngoi Pēwhairangi,
  • Year: 1980 -
  • Genre: Poi
  • Ref#: PEW012

Lyrics

E rere rā e taku poi porotiti
Tītahataha rā
Whakararuraru e
Porotakataka rā
Poro hurihuri mai
Rite tonu ki te tīwaiwaka e

Ka parepare rā
Pīoioi rā
Whakahekeheke e
Kia korikori e
Piki whakarunga rā
Mā muinga mai rā
Taku poi porotiti, taku poi e

Poi e, whakataka mai
Poi e, kaua he rerekē
Poi e, kia piri mai ki a au
Poi e, ka awhi mai rā
Poi e, tāpekatia mai
Poi e, o tāua aroha
Poi e, Paiheretia rā
Poi, taku poi e