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Te ararau o Tangaroa
E rere ki te papaurunui

Tahora nui ātea
Te manawa o te moana
Te mauri o Tangaroa
Tangaroa whakamautai
Tangaroa whakamautai

Tūtara Kauika
He poutiriao
Te wai o Tangaroa
Te wai o Tangaroa

Te tangi a te tohorā
He tohu nō aituā
Te mau a Tangaroa
Te mau a Tangaroa

He kaitiaki
He taonga
He tipua
He ariki
He taniwha
He tipua
He kaitiaki
He taonga
He tipua
Tangaroa whakamautai

Nā Maisey Rika i whakapākehātia.
English translation by Maisey Rika

The various waterways of Tangaroa
Flow back into its voluminous source

The vast expanse
The heart of the ocean
The life-force of Tangaroa
Tangaroa commander of the tides

A pod of whales (or in reference to Tūtara Kauika the historical whale guardian ancestor)
A supernatural phenomenon
Evolving from the waters of Tangaroa
The waters of Tangaroa

The cry of the whale
Signals a warning
The power of Tangaroa
The power of Tangaroa
Tangaroa commander of the tides

A guardian
A precious treasure
A strange / supernatural being
A god
Of the ancient prehistoric realm
A guardian
A precious treasure
A strange / supernatural being
Tangaroa commander of the tides.


Ngā kaitito o ngā kupu. Lyric composer(s)
Erueti Korewha: (Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Ngāpuhi), Maisey Rika (Ngāti Awa, Tūhoe, Te Arawa, Te Whānau-a-Apanui (Iwi whāngai)
Ngā kaitito o te rangi. Melody composer(s): JJ Rika (Ngāti Awa, Tūhoe, Te Arawa,
Te Whānau-a-Apanui (Iwi whāngai),
Maisey Rika
Te kaiwhakarite i ngā pūoro: Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper (Kai Tahu)

Video Credits

Director / Producer : Shae Sterling
Assistant Director / Producer : Richard Silvester
Styling / Makeup : LEO STYLE (http://www.facebook.com/theleostyle)
(Inspired by) “Te Tahi o Te Rangi” man on Whakaari : Bossy Hill
Tangaroa : Bossy Hill
Ta Moko : Te Kaapo Whauwhau
Addition costume : Jordan & Ben Marr

Editing : Shae Sterling & Grayham Hall
Color & Effects : Shae Sterling
Helicopter Footage : Tony Monk Films
Additional Research : Hayley Corney
Special thanks to Andrew Buttle
Visit – www.whiteisland.co.nz/

Get your copy on iTunes – (NZ) http://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/tang…
(AUS) – http://itunes.apple.com/au/album/tang…
(USA) – http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tang…
(UK) – http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/tang…
- and all other itunes stores (please search for “Maisey Rika” within your local iTunes store application)

Directed by Shae Sterling – Moonlight Sounds
Big thank you to NZONAIR :)

“Tangaroa Whakamautai” Digital single also available at
Amplifier – http://www.amplifier.co.nz/release/90…
Marbecks – http://www.marbecksdigital.co.nz/albu…
Flybuysmusic http://www.flybuysmusic.co.nz/albumde…

iTunes – http://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/whit…
Bandcamp – http://maiseyrika.bandcamp.com/

Direct from maiseyrika.com – http://www.maiseyrika.com
Bandcamp – http://maiseyrika.bandcamp.com/
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Marbecks – http://www.marbecks.co.nz/detail/inde…

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