Story: Māori composers – ngā kaitito waiata

Te Rangitopeora

Te Rangitopeora

The often-married Ngāti Toarangatira kuia Te Rangitopeora is seen here. Of her several marriages and numerous affairs, she herself wrote:

A notorious one, indeed, am I
Because of my heart's desires,
And so utterly consumed with love.

Te Rangitopeora wrote many waiata expressing her love for various men, including 'A song for Riripo'.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Māori composers – ngā kaitito waiata - Traditional composers and compositions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 22 Oct 2014