Kōrero: Waiata hōu

Ko Kīngi Tāhiwi

Ko Kīngi Tāhiwi (taha matau) rāua ko George Nēpia tēnei kei Poihākena i mua tata i te kēmu i waenganui i te kapa Māori me te tīma o Niu Taute Wēra i te tau 1935. He āpiha whutupōro, he pūmanawanui a Tāhiwi, nāna i tito te waiata rongonui a ‘He pūru taitama’, e whakarite ana i te taitama ki te pūru. Ko te maha o āna titonga i pureingia ki te patio miro rima.

I hangaia e te whānau Tāhiwi tēnei ororongo o ‘He pūru taitama’ i Poihākena i te tau 1930 – ko tōna teina a Hēnare, me ōna tuāhine a Hinehou me Wena, ki te ororongo. I te tau 1998 ka whakaputaina te putanga hōu o te ororongo.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Piri Sciascia and Paul Meredith, 'Waiata hōu - Waiata-ā-ringa', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/music/44807/ko-kingi-tahiwi (accessed 18 October 2019)

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