WAIATA

We welcome you to learn and teach your whānau our waiata for the prosperity and enhancement of Te Nehenehenui whānui. These items are attributed to people and places stipulated in each waiata and have been consented by their respective composers and guardians. The versions of waiata on this site are one of many known versions. Learn the waiata or simply enjoy by watching the video, download the lyrics, and/or listen to the audio.

HAERE MAI KI MANIAPOTO
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HAERE MAI KI MANIAPOTO
This waiata was composed in 2007 as a tribal anthem. It sings of the journey of Maniapoto, Kinohaku and Rongorito from their home, Ngāherenga. It also references the the Te Nehenehenui boundary, and the lands inherited by Tūrongo and Whatihua from their father, Tāwhao.
TE OTAPEEHI E
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TE OTAPEEHI E
This waiata was composed in 2015. It recites some of the many proverbs of Te Otapeehi who was from Matakore and Whakatere.
KURA RERE
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KURA RERE
Kura Rere is a pātere which follows the history of Te Kawenata o Ngāti Maniapoto me ōna hapū maha. Significant dates and names are highlighted throughout the song; as are the major kaupapa, Kotahitanga and Māoritanga.
TĒNEI RA MĀTOU
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TĒNEI RA MĀTOU
This waiata was composed in the 1970’s by Charles Tauhou Taituha; otherwise known as Pumi Taituha. This item is sung by Maniapoto as a mihi to other iwi.
WHAKAHĀWERA
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WHAKAHĀWERA
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This item is a formal welcome composed for the tribes of Te Nehenehenui. It celebrates the Ngāti Rereahu ancestor, Hāware, who is remembered for his gestures of generosity. This item also refers to sites of significance within Te Nehenehenui.
KA EKE KI KAHUWERA
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KA EKE KI KAHUWERA
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Ka eke ki Kahuwera was written by Rongomate Hammond from Napinapi Marae.
TAMA WHAKAAIO
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TAMA WHAKAAIO
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He mea tito e D Ruki hei whakamaumahara i te wā i whakahokia atu ai te whenua Ngāherenga e te Karauna ki a Ngāti Rereahu i te Maehe i te tau 2017. He matakōkiri a Tamakaiuru; nāna i rere i te rangi i te whānautanga mai o Rereahu ki runga o Wharepūhunga.
RUIA TE WHATU
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RUIA TE WHATU
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Nā D Ruki tēni waiata i tuhi (Hepetema, 2016). Backing track and produced by: Lious Tane and Isiah Wallace Waiata sung by: Paparauwhare Campbell, Ngarangi Barrett, Amy Sharron, Ricci Turner, Puhiwaiora Ngawaka and Justice Howe.
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