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Waiata

Learn our Ngāti Whātua waiata/songs

Te Pūpūtarakihi.

A compilation of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Waiata - Volume 1 

E rere atu nei taku reo maioha ki ngā uri o Tuperiri e noho mai nā i ō koutou kāinga maha horapa te ao.

Mōkori kia rere a mihi ki te hunga nōna te whakaaro kia whakaemiemihia ēnei waiata hei rauemi ako mā tātou. Ka huri ngā mihi ki ngā kaitito o nehe, o nāianei hoki mō rātou i whakakupu ake i ō rātou huatau, ō rātou wheako hei matapihi ki tō tātou Whātuatanga, Orākeitanga hoki. Nei ka mihi.

Ka mutu, ko te whainga nui ia, he wā tōna ka mau i a koutou ngā kupu o ngā waiata nei e pai ai tā koutou tū i ngā hui nui e waiatatia ai ēnei taonga. Waihoki, kei ngā kupu nei ngā kōrero mō ō tātou tūpuna, ō tātou whenua me ō tātou hītoria.

Nō reira e te whānau, kaua e horokukū ki te ako mai i ēnei waiata me kore noa e rongo koe i te hī me te hā o ngā kupu o ngā waiata nei, hei whakakoakoa i tō mauri me tō wairua.


Warm and happy greetings to the many descendants of Tuperiri living across the globe.

Firstly, I would like to acknowledge the team who developed this package as a learning resource for us. Also, I pay homage to the various composers who penned their thoughts and experiences as a window to our Whātua and Orākei heritages.

A key objective of this resource is to ensure that in time you are able to learn these waiata so you are able to participate in hui where these waiata are sung. Also, these songs contain significant information regarding our ancestors, our lands and our histories.

Therefore please do not hesitate to learn these waiata in the hope that you will feel the essence and charm these songs contain as a means to warming your soul.

Na, Joe Pihema

He aha te hau

(Nā Titai ngā kupu, nā Piriniha (Prince) Davis te rangi)

Ākona

(Nā te whānau Davis ngā kupu me te rangi)

Tāmaki e ngunguru nei

(Nā Ruby Grey, ko Rangi Puriri rātou ko Ani Pihema)

Kia piri kia tata mai

(Nā Joe Pihema ngā kupu me te rangi)

 

Ka Tū Au

(Nā Joe Pihema ngā kupu me te rangi)

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Te Pūpūtarakihi Waiata Booklet.

Click here to download the waiata booklet. In this booklet there are 19 NWŌ waiata, their english translations and a short whakamarama/explanation on each. Audio files coming soon.

Te Pūpūtarakihi Waiata Series Audio Files.

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Kia piri kia tata mai – Nā Joe Pihema ngā kupu me te rangi

He Aha Te Hau – Nā Titai ngā kupu, nā Piriniha (Prince) Davis te rangi

Ko Te Harakeke – (Nā Ken Kerehoma rāua ko Maraea Robb te rangi)

Tīpare Tātua – Nā Ken Kerehoma ngā kupu me te rangi

Kia ora ngā waka – Nā Prince, rātou ko Whaea Esther, ko Piri Davis

Ākona – Nā Prince, rātou ko Whaea Esther, ko Piri Davis

Tāmaki e ngunguru nei – Nā Ruby Grey, rātou ko Rangi Puriri, ko Ani Pihema

Tōku Pepeha – Nā Joe Pihema ngā kupu me te rangi

Ka Tū Au – Nā Joe Pihema ngā kupu me te rangi

Papaki mai – Nā Whaea Makareta (Bubby) Tamaariki

Te Kauruki – Nā Joe Pihema ngā kupu me te rangi

Koia nei te ngau – Nā Precious Clark ngā kupu me te rangi

Ngā mihi

Ngā mihi maioha ki ngā kaimahi
Thanks to all the contributors to the production of this resource.

COMPOSERS – KAITITO WAIATA
Joe Pihema, Ken Kerehoma, Maraea Robb, Precious Clark, Prince Davis, Whaea Esther Davis, Piri Davis and Makareta (Bubby) Tamaariki.

SINGERS – KAIWAIATA
Michael Steedman, Tui Kaumoana, Ken Kerehoma, Piripi Davis (Jnr) and Ruth Snowden.

TE REO TRANSLATOR
Joe Pihema

PROJECT MANAGER
Clay Hawke

BIG THANKS TO:
Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Māori
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia Ltd
Te Oro Music Studio
Whaea Evelyn Tobin (Te Reo Quality)
David Harriman (Graphic Design)