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WAIATA AND WAIATA TAWHITO O HAURAKI
Kia Ora Taiwhakaea,
Its not so much that you need my permission or anything but more out of curiosity as to why you'd like to collect such waiata.
I recommend that you check out Nga Moteatea by Apirana Ngata and Pei Te Hurinui Jones. You should be able to find that at University of Hawaii library I believe and/or at the Bishop Museum. You should also see if they have a copy of Simmons' "He Tau Rere" (I think that's the name of the book). There is a song in that book too.
Well songs by Marutuahu peoples (Ngati Tamatepo, Ngati Tamatera, Ngati Whanaunga, Ngati Maru, Ngati Paoa) are naturally songs that belong to Tainui (Paoa is Mahuta's (ancestor of Ngati Mahuta ne) younger brother, Tamatepo, Tamatera and Whanaunga are all great great grandsons of Whatihua who is the older brother of Turongo. (Whatihua also married Apakura, where the Ngati Apakura tribe receive their name from, another Tainui tribe in the Kawhia - King Country region. You must have heard of us, right?) so I'm not too sure what you mean by saying waka moteatea.
Edited by - tane_ariki on Jan 07 2008 1:00:55 PM