Kōrero: Ngā kaitito waiata

Ko Hirini Melbourne

Ko Hirini (Ngāi Tūhoe) tētahi o ngā tohunga kaitito rongonui rawa atu o te ao Māori. Kei te taha matau ia e mahi tahi ana me Richard Nunns ki Te Papa Tongarewa. Whakarongo ki a Hirini e waiata ana i a ‘Tīhore mai’. Kei raro iho ngā kupu.

Tīhore mai te rangi
tīhore mai
mao mao mao te ua
whiti mai te rā,
mao mao mao te ua
whiti mai te rā,

E rere te kōtare
ki runga pūwharawhara
rūrū parirau
kei mate i te ua,
rūrū parirau
kei mate i te ua.

Tīhore mai te rangi . . .
e rere e noke
mai i tō pokorua
kai kī i te wai
kai mate i te ua,
kai kī i te wai
kai mate i te ua,

Tīhore mai te rangi
tīhore mai
mao mao mao te ua
whiti mai te rā,
mao mao mao te ua
whiti mai te rā,

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whiti mai te rā

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whiti mai te rā.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Richard Nunns Collection
Reference: PAColl-9112-3-076

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Image courtesy of Richard Nunns. Sound file from Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision – Radio New Zealand collection. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision (Tihore mai te rangi - Hirini Melbourne/Reference number ID44030)

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Ngā kaitito waiata - Ngā kaitito o muri', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/speech/44283/ko-hirini-melbourne (accessed 20 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014