'Poi e' was significant as a Māori-language song that reached number one on the New Zealand music charts in 1984. Dalvanius Prime wrote the tune and Ngoi Pēwhairangi the lyrics. Record companies were not interested in a song in te reo Māori, so Prime set up Maui Records to record and promote 'Poi e'. It became a huge hit for the Pātea Māori Club.
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