Story: Ngāti Porou


This song, known as the Ngāti Porou anthem, tells the story of Paikea’s journey on the back of a whale, and of his love for the beautiful Huturangi. This version was recorded at the 1964 Gisborne annual Māori competitions and has been slightly sanitised for the occasion.

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Sound Archives / Ngā Taonga Kōrero
Reference: Annual Maori competitions, Gisborne/MPT 23

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Tamati Muturangi Reedy, 'Ngāti Porou - Ancestors', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2023)

Story by Tamati Muturangi Reedy, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017