Te Matatini waiata

A wonderful weekend was spent at Tuahiwi Marae over Easter, learning waiata for Te Matatini. I thought they would be waiata I had never heard of, so what a wonderful surprise to find that most were waiata I had heard during my childhood – those written by our tāua, aunties, uncles and parents. How fitting to have these revived, and in their original form. Many thanks, to Elizabeth Kereru for a great weekend, and, to all the tutors for your time, passion and patience, but mostly for the laughter. Ngā mihi aroha ki a koutou. Nā Jenny Buccanan.