Wairaka, whakatane

Wairaka, whakatane

The late Kohine Te Whakarua Ponika (born in Ruatoki, 28 June, 1920) and wrote some of the most popular Maori songs ever written; yet few know that these songs, written over a period of 50 years, were all the work of one composer who could not read a note of music. Over the years, hundreds of kapa haka groups have sung Kohine's songs, they are timeless. She passed away in 1989 and is buried at Tauarau Marae with Koti her husband.

The late Kohine Te Whakarua Ponika (born in Ruatoki, 28 June, 1920) and wrote some of the most popular Maori songs ever written; yet few know that these songs, written over a period of 50 years, were all the work of one composer who could not read a note of music. Over the years, hundreds of kapa haka groups have sung Kohine's songs, they are timeless. She passed away in 1989 and is buried at Tauarau Marae with Koti her husband.

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1964 Paroa school 71st year celebration, with it's 4 most senior student. Nanny TeArapaparahi Hona is the 1st on the left. Whakatane, NZ

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