Composed by Te Morehu Piwai Tuhua of Ngāi Tūhoe and Kimoro Taiepa of Ngāi Tūhoe and Tainui in 2000, this waiata traces the origins of the poi back to the environment and relevant Māori deities. It was first performed in Ngāruawāhia at the Aotearoa Traditional Māori Performing Arts Festival, now known as Te Matatini. This version, performed at Okataina in Rotorua by Kahurangi Maxwell, Tiria Waitai and Talei Morrison, was adapted by Matt Sadgrove. The singer was Makaira Berry.
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