Story: East Coast region

'Tu mai' waiata by Meng Foon

Meng Foon, mayor of Gisborne from 2001 to 2019, is a fluent Māori speaker. In this clip, students of Hiruharama School, 10 km south of Ruatōria, perform and sing a waiata, 'Tu mai', composed by Foon.

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2024)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015