Story: Māori composers – ngā kaitito waiata

Mananui Te Heuheu

Mananui Te Heuheu

Mananui Te Heuheu, paramount chief of Ngāti Tūwharetoa, sits at left in this group portrait by George French Angas. Following the death of his younger brother Pāpaka Te Naeroa at Ōtaki in the early 1830s, Mananui wrote the classic waiata tangi (lament) 'Taku tirotiro noa'. 

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Māori composers – ngā kaitito waiata - Traditional composers and compositions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 February 2024)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 22 Oct 2014