Kōrero: Taranaki places

'Poi e'

After Pātea’s freezing works closed down in 1982, the Pātea Māori Club (previously known as the South Taranaki Cultural Club) scored a 1984 hit with its song ‘Poi e’, with words by Ngāti Porou composer Ngoi Pēwhairangi and music by Pātea local Dalvanius Prime. The song later expanded into a musical that told the story of the freezing works closure and the town.

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki places - Pātea', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/25923/poi-e (accessed 27 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Ron Lambert, updated 7 Sep 2016