Story: Kapa haka – Māori performing arts

Tuini Ngāwai and Ngoi Pēwhairangi, 1943

Tuini Ngāwai and Ngoi Pēwhairangi, 1943

Tuini Ngāwai (left) and her niece Ngoingoi Pēwhairangi, two great East Coast songwriters whose compositions have been used by kapa haka groups nationwide, are seen in this 1943 photo. They are taking part in the presentation of the Victoria Cross awarded posthumously to Te Moananui-a-Kiwa Ngārimu. The cross was presented to Ngārimu's parents at Ruatōria. 

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Valance Smith, 'Kapa haka – Māori performing arts - Urban groups and formal competitions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/43930/tuini-ngawai-and-ngoi-pewhairangi-1943 (accessed 18 October 2018)

Story by Valance Smith, published 22 Oct 2014