Kōrero: Popular music

Oriori for Ahuahukiterangi

This oriori (song for a child) was composed by Hinekitawhiti for her mokopuna (granddaughter), Ahuahukiterangi, who lived at Ariuru in Tokomaru. The song tells Ahuahukiterangi to call on her relatives, from Tokomaru Bay (pictured) up the coast to Raukōkore in the Bay of Plenty. This section of the waiata recounts some of the things that signify that Ahuahukiterangi comes from Ariuru. 

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Photograph by Jock Phillips

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Chris Bourke, 'Popular music - Origins of New Zealand popular music', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/music/42564/oriori-for-ahuahukiterangi (accessed 13 April 2024)

He kōrero nā Chris Bourke, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014