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This is a performance by Turakina Māori Girls College and Hato Paora Māori Boys College given at the Wellington Display Centre.
Turakina Māori Girls College was founded in 1905.
Turakina Māori Girls' College:
1: Kua Tae Mai Nei Mātou
(Tune: Home Sweet Home)-Entry- ( 0'00" - 1'05")
2: Moe Mai (Tribute To Sir Eruera Tirikātene-MP Southern Māori)
. Action Song - ( 1'06" - 3'06")
3: Hoki Hoki (Tune: Koombya) - Poi - ( 3'07" - 4'37")
4: Maranga Mai E Ngā Iwi (Action Song) - ( 4'38" - 6'38")
5: Taku Ra pene Pai (Chant) - ( 6'39" - 7'29" )

Hato Paora Māori Boys' College
Hato Paora College for Catholic Māori Boys was blessed and opened by his Eminence Norman Cardinal Gilroy on 27 October 1947. It is the youngest of the Church Boarding Schools for Māori youth, eight years younger than Saint Joseph's, Greenmeadows. The college is owned by and vested in the Archdiocese of Wellington and is under the special patronage of His Grace, The Archbishop. The Fathers and Brothers of the Society Of Mary supply the teaching staff and are responsible for the care and well being of the College. From the first years of the school, when the roll was fewer than forty, the boys of Hato Paora gave themselves enthusiatically to singing, action songs and haka. For many years now, house competitions in Māori oratory and action songs have been held in the third term - House leaders being responsible for the preparation of their teams. No year goes by without at least one worthwhile new action song being added to the College repertoire.

6: Haere Mai E Ngā Manuhiri (Chant) - ( 7'30" - 8'30")
7: Kia Ora Ra/Haere Mai/Tahi Miti/Haere Mai ) - Action Song - ( 8'31" - 12'31")
8: Tena Rā (Born To Be With You)
Action Song/Exit - Whaikörero inserted in third verse.

Turakina Māori Girls' College:

9: Ka Mata (Action Song) 0' 25"
10: Karanga Rā 1' 20"
11: Piupiu Harakeke (Poi) 2' 15"
12: Rukuhia (Action Song) 2' 15"

13: Canoe or Shark Song

Still needs to be contacted. He is a former old boy.

Father Kinsella spent close to 18 years years at the college and like most of the priests of that time, composed songs, pātere for one of the four houses each was a master to. Father Kinsella is now Parish Priest of Otaki.

When Tui left Hato Paora he went on to the entertainment business, both in New Zealand and Fiji. He performed on television in the 1970's.

Morvin Simon is the "Hato Paora Kapa Haka Group". Over the years he has been actively involved. He has made records with the school kapa haka group and remains today as a powerful force in weekly tutoring of the group. Morvin returned as a Māori teacher on the staff and now teaches at Wanganui Polytechnic.

Information given by Father Jack Smith to Vicki Kerehoma 24 September 1992.]

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Year 1967

Reference number 40343

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Ngā Taonga Korero Collection

Credits Hemana, Tui
Arapere, Hare
Kinsella, Paddy
Tokelauan group
Turakina Maori Boys College
Turakina Maori Girls College
Hato Paora College (Feilding, N.Z.)
Simon, Morvin, 1944-2014

Duration 01:26:32

Date 15 Apr 1967

Subject Performing arts festivals/Topical