Story: Waiata hōu – contemporary Māori songs

Howard Morrison Quartet

The Howard Morrison Quartet was part of a wave of 1950s and 1960s showbands. These Māori showbands usually combined showmanship, humour and Māori songs and culture, and were real crowd-pleasers.

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Reference: Miss New Zealand 1963. National Film Unit, 1963

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Piri Sciascia and Paul Meredith, 'Waiata hōu – contemporary Māori songs - Second World War to cultural renaissance', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2023)

Story by Piri Sciascia and Paul Meredith, published 22 Oct 2014