22 Feb 2015

Nga Tāonga Kōrero - Tauranga Kapahaka Competition 1970

From Te Ahi Kaa, 6:32 pm on 22 February 2015

It was in the early 1960's that Māori came together to celebrate performing arts, the venue was held at the Tauranga Queens Elizabeth Memorial Hall. In 1970, Wiremu Parker (1914 - 1986) attended the event and talks about the various waiata sung by Waioeka of Opotiki, Ngāti Rangiwewehi and Ngāti Poneke. Turirangi Te Kani (1915 - 1990) addresses the crowd, and the then Minster of Māori Affairs Duncan Mcintyre talks about the importance of Māori Culture groups.