Story: Waiata tawhito

'E pā tō hau'

Te āhua nei nā Rangiāmoa o Ngāti Apakura (nō Waikato) i tito te waiata tangi ‘E pā tō hau’. I noho a Ngāti Apakura ki Rangiaowhia, he kāinga tū pārae pātata ki Te Awamutu. Kāore te iwi i kawe ā-riri i te pakanga i Waikato, engari ka pāhuatia tonutia a Rangiaowhia e ngā panewhero. Whai muri i te pakanga i Ōrākau i te tau 1864, ka tutea te iwi i tōna kāinga. Nāwai ka riro ngā whenua te raupatu. Ko te hikipapa tēnā a Ngāti Apakura ki roto o Taupō. I Tītīraupenga ka hoki kōmuri te titiro a Te Wano (he huanga nā Rangiāmoa) ki tōna kāinga tahi. Taro kau atu ka mate ia i Tītīraupenga, ā, ka tanumia ki te ana. I tōna waiata mō tōna tungāne mō Rangiāmoa,ka apakura anō ia ki ngā auheke o tōna iwi. Whakarongo mai ki a ‘E pā tō hau’.

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Rawinia Higgins and Arini Loader, 'Waiata tawhito - Ngā kōrero o te waiata', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/music/44160/e-pa-to-hau (accessed 20 November 2018)

Story by Rawinia Higgins and Arini Loader, published 22 Oct 2014