2 Jul 2015

Ringiringi Manawaiti - Taku Poutokomanawa

From RNZ Music, 2:00 pm on 2 July 2015

Selected by Maniapoto FM - Ringiringi Manawaiti (Ngāti Maniapoto) performs her waiata 'Taku Poutokomanawa'.

Ringiringi Manawaiti

Anei ngĀ kupu

Ka noho ahau
Ki te poho o Maniapoto e
Ka whakaaro ahau
Ki te ako i ngā rangatahi e

Kei whea koe?
Taku poutokomanawa
Āwhinatia mai
Hōmai te kaha ki ahau e
I roto i taku moemoeā
Ka kite i a koe
Ka tohutohu mai
Whai atu te huarahi pai e
Mā te Atua hei arahi 2x

Kei whea koe?
Taku poutokomanawa
Āwhinatia mai
Hōmai te kaha ki ahau e

This song was composed by Ringiringi Manawaiti in 1989.

It was written in memory of her Dad, Eady Mangu Manawaiti who passed away in 1987.

Ringiringi returned home to Te Kuiti to teach Te Reo Māori to her whanau and Ngāti Rora hapū using the Te Ataarangi Methodology. Her Dad, her poutokomanawa, her strength would often visit in shape of the Tirairaka manu which she believed was him guiding and supporting her teaching.

Moe mai rā kōrua tahi i roto i ngā manaakitanga o Io-matua-te-kore.  Pai mārire.

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