Ngā pao me ngā pakiwaitara a te iwi Māori = Song and story of the Māori. Programme no. 1.

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Presented by contralto Kirimamae (Phyllis) Williams

Greetings from New Zealand.

'Hikurangi Maunga' which is the mountain symbolic of the prestige or mana of the tribe of Ngāti Porou who live in the surrounding district.

'E hine e', a love song composed in honour of a party of Rarotongans visiting Tokomaru Bay in 1934.

This is more of a chant than a song. It's similar to 'Humpty Dumpty'. It's also used as a deep breathing exercise: 'Tākiri tākiri'.

'Tangata kino koe', another modern action song broadly translated as 'You're a bad man'.

Finally, a song called 'Te Hokowhitu Toa' (Te Ope Tuatahi) about Māori in the First World War, where the men came from, where they fought, and where they died.

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Year 1948

Reference number 55649

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Ngā Taonga Korero Collection

Genre Māori radio programs
Ethnic radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits Williams, Phyllis, 1905-1993
Radio New Zealand (1948)

Duration 00:12:10

Date 1948

Subject Ngāti Porou (New Zealand people) -- Songs and music/Ngāti Porou (New Zealand people)/Topical
Maori (New Zealand people) -- Songs and music/Maori (New Zealand people)/Topical
Songs, Maori, Arranged/Topical
Waiata/Reo Māori/Māori subject headings
Waiata aroha/Moteatea/Mahi ā Rēhia/Mahi toi/Māori subject headings
World War, 1914-1918 -- Songs and music