Story: Leisure in traditional Māori society – ngā mahi a te rēhia

Playing taonga puoro (2nd of 2)

Playing taonga puoro

James Webster (Tainui, Te Arawa and Pākehā) blows into a large hue puruhau (gourd instrument) that has been hollowed out and carved. When the player blows into it, it creates a vibrant bass sound.

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Ross Calman, 'Leisure in traditional Māori society – ngā mahi a te rēhia - Te whare tapere', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Ross Calman, published 5 Sep 2013