Te tangi a Tamapahore

Te tangi a Tamapahore

According to history when Te Rangihouhiri 2 grew up he travelled to Tauranga to follow in the footsteps of his ancestor Te Rangihouhiri 1 and meet up with his relatives and visit the battle sites seiged by his ancestors.  During the journey he met up with his ancestor...
Engari te titi

Engari te titi

When the Urewera Hauhaus in arms against the Government evacuated Matuahu Pa, on the north side of Lake Waikaremoana, in 1870, and it was occupied by Hamlin’s and Witty’s force of Government Maori from the Wairoa (H.B.), the sole occupant found in the deserted hill pa...
Taku rakau

Taku rakau

Composed by Mihi ki te Kapua.  ‘Taku Rakau e…’ was written for her husband ‘Hikawai” who was killed in the battle of Te Rahui o Mahia.  Mihi-ki-te-kapua was the greatest composer of the Tuhoe and Mataatua people.  She was one of the women...
Taku Aroha

Taku Aroha

This waiata aroha is of uncertain origin.  According to one, the poet belonged to Ngai Tamaterangi, in the Te Waiau valley in the Wairoa district, while Manuhiri and Te Wharekura, mentioned in the third verse lived immediately to the north, in the Waikaremoana...