Story: Waiata hōu – contemporary Māori songs

Tuini Ngāwai

This 1997 Waka huia episode about the East Coast composer Tuini Ngāwai and her niece Ngoi Pēwhairangi (also a composer) showcases the group Te Hokowhitu-a-Tū from Tokomaru Bay, formed by Ngāwai. She was described by Apirana Ngata as a composer of genius. 

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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 17 April 2024)

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