WATCH: The iconic music video for Pātea Māori Club's 'Poi E' as it turns 40!

Publish Date
Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 12:22PM

It's hard to believe, but forty years ago this week, something magical happened in the southern Taranaki town of Pātea ...

A little waiata was composed which would become a national anthem: 'Poi E.'

So what better time to share this iconic video than now?!

This uplifting music video, which was later released in 1984, is as famous as the chart-busting song itself.

Accompanied by Jo, the breakdancing guide, for a tour of Pātea and surrounds, the Pātea Māori Club were captured "just doing their thing", "bopping and twirling like piwakawaka" at the Aotea Waka Memorial on Pātea's main street where milk tankers and sheep trucks pass by.

Plus, look out for the late, great Dalvanius Prime doing a pūkana out a car window.


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