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‘Pōkarekare ana’ by Ana Hato and Deane Waretini

‘Pōkarekare ana’ by Ana Hato and Deane Waretini

An enduring classic of the New Zealand recording industry,‘Pōkarekare ana’ was first recorded in Tunohopu meeting house, Rotorua, in 1927. The following year the lead singers, Ana Hato and her cousin Deane Waretini, travelled to Sydney and re-recorded this and other songs with instrumental accompaniment. These recordings were reissued in 2012 by Kiwi Pacific Records.

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Mark Derby, 'Recording companies and studios - Birth of a recording industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2022)

Story by Mark Derby, published 22 Oct 2014