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Music: Kapa Haka

Kapa Haka Resources

Image by: GetArchive cc. 

A Guide to Kapa Haka and Waiata Resources

Waiata – songs, Māori ki Te Whare Wānanga o Ōtākou


This is a small selection of waiata, chosen for a number of reasons: some because they are well-known waiata, others because they are known to, and regularly used by, some staff members, and/or because they were written by or for staff of the University, these can be found here. 

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Whāngārā Mai Tawhiti | Waiata A Ringa | 2020

ASB Polyfest 2017 (series)

Day 4: Te Mātangirua Rātapu 26 Pepuere 2017, Kapa Haka 7-9

Māori sources at the Hocken

The Hocken Collections has specialist collections of Māori, New Zealand, and Pacific material including art, photographs, music, books, journals, maps, newspapers, and archives, these can be found here. 

Moriori : E PōPō Tchimiriki

Waiata | Māori Folk Songs

Image: NZ Folk Songs 

A New Zealand collection of 300 Māori Waiata collected by John Archer. 

Waiata Māori : Early Recordings

Waiata Māori : Early Recordings, a DigitalNZ story by Michael Brown

Performances of Māori waiata are among the earliest commercial audio recordings made in New Zealand. Released during the 1920s and 1930s as 78rpm shellac discs. 

This Digital NZ story features a selection of digitised early recordings.  Following the links below will take you to the item record, then clicking on "Listen to this item" will allow you to hear the audio. Please note that due to the age and condition of some discs, sound quality varies.

Bridget Williams Books : NZ History Collection (Treaty of Waitangi)

Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision

We care for an ever-growing collection spanning over 120 years of Aotearoa New Zealand’s sound and moving image history.

Ngā Taonga is committed to the principles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi. We actively develop relationships with whānau, hapū, iwi, and Māori organisations to ensure appropriate long-term care of and access to sound and moving image taonga.