Songs of the Long White Cloud
Songs that speaks of places across Aotearoa — big and small, well-known and obscure. Take a tour or jump in wherever you are right now.
The location was named by Captain Cook, the song composed by one of New Zealand's best loved country bands, and one of its best loved poets.
Written between 1917 - 1921 by East Coast Māori songwriter Paraire Tomoana for his soon to be wife, Kuini Ripeka Raerena, this song has become an unofficial national anthem for Aotearoa.
This was written as an advertisement for the Picton-Wellington ferry but became a big hit for the Warratahs — it may even be their best known song.
Jordan Luck formed his band The Dance Exponents in his hometown high school, and this song is a nostalgic reminisce about long days of summer, playing on the tennis court, and swimming in the Gorge.