Nga Pao me nga Pakiwaitara a te Iwi Māori PA175

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Ngā Pao me ngā Pakiwaitara a te Iwi Māori PA 175
"Song and Story of the Māori". Short Wave Radio Broadcast.

Linton Camp Māori Choir - 2.
Narrated by Ulric Williams.
Recordings of the Māori Choir of the 21st training intake of the Compulsory Military Training programme at the Linton Army Camp, Palmerston North.

Conducted by Lieutenant A.G. Armstrong and led by Corporal Reupena Ngata, both permanent staff instructors, who form a choir from each new intake of compulsory military service trainees.

The hymn "Tama ngākau marie" with duet parts by Lewis Moeau and Tāwhiorangi Paenga, both from Ngāti Porou.

And now a song from World War II which was a great favourite among Māori soldiers and on the homefront: "Pamai tō reo aroha".

The Linton camp choir members come from all over New Zealand, but with a predominance from East Coast and Hawkes Bay iwi.
Haka: 'Ringa ringa pakia" - lead by Reupena Ngata, a grandson of Sir Apirana.

The canoe chant "Toia mai", a chant originating in the Cook Islands.

The choir sang hymns not only in camp church services, but also in local churches in Palmesrton North, with many members being invited for Sunday lunch with local Pākēha families - a worthwhile cultural exchange on both sides.

The choir sings the hymn "E te Atua."

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Year 1956

Reference number 55918

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits RNZ Collection
Williams, Ulric, 1910-2008, Presenter
Moeau, Lewis, Singer
Ngata, Reupena, Performer
Armstrong, Alan, 1933-1986, Conductor

Duration 00:15:30

Date 22 Jul 1956

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