Ngoingoi Pewhairangi : a remarkable life

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Ka'ai, Tania


Wellington : Huia Publishers, New Zealand, p.144 (2019)



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Composers New Zealand Biography, Kaitito waiata reo Korero taumata, reo Maori (New Zealand people) Music, Women composers New Zealand Biography


<p><span>A biography of&nbsp;</span><span class="highlight customHighlight">Ngoingoi Pewhairangi</span><span>, a loved and respected Maori leader and musician who was born on the cusp of te ao kohatu (the old Maori world) and the beginning of some significant changes in contemporary Maori society and who utilised knowledge from both worlds throughout her entire life. From Te Whanau-a-Ruataupare hapu at Tokomaru Bay, Ngoi dedicated her adult life to supporting these people and influencing their lives to ensure a better future for Maori society. This book is a celebration of Ngoi’s life through the testimonies of many people who knew her using their own words. The bilingual text allows people to come to know what a truly remarkable mother she was to so many people in Aotearoa/New Zealand.</span></p>