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.
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: Lewis Taane and Isaiah Wallace Waiata sung by: Paparauwhare Campbell, Ngarangi Barrett, Amy Sharron, Ricci Turner, Puhiwaiora Ngawaka and Justice Howe.
PAKIPAKI TŪ
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PAKIPAKI TŪ
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These kupu presented below were copied from several waiata books shared by the whānau of Huihana “Sue” King nee Barrett Te Kanawa.
WHAKATAURANGI AKE
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WHAKATAURANGI AKE
Whakataurangi ake is popular throughout the Tainui region. It was composed in 1987 by Pumi Taituha of Ngāti Maniapoto. The attached sound file includes historical accounts of the waiata by Rahui Papa of Waikato-Tainui.
KĀORE TE RANGI NEI
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KĀORE TE RANGI NEI
According to iwi leaders, this waiata was composed by the Patupaerehe of Pirongia maunga. The attached sound file introduces the story of love and conflict between Māori and Patupaearehe. The tune of the song is also attached.
WHAKAHĀWARE
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WHAKAHĀWARE
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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.
Uia Mai Koe
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This waiata was composed by Shane Te Ruki
NŌ MANIAPOTO
NŌ MANIAPOTO
Ko Petiwaea Manawaiti te kai tito o tēnei waiata. This song was composed by Petiwaea Manawaiti.
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