Patea Maori Club: Poi E

Publish Date
Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 1:18PM

This uplifting music video from 1984 is as famous as the chartbusting song itself.

Accompanied by Jo, the breakdancing guide, for a tour of Patea and surrounds, the Patea Maori Club are captured "just doing their thing", "bopping and twirling like piwakawaka": at the local marae, in Manners Mall, and on Patea’s main street where milk tankers and sheep trucks pass by the Aotea canoe remembrance arch. Look out for the late, great Dalvanius doing a pūkana out a car window.

In 2010 'Poi E' re-entered the charts thanks to Taika Waititi hit Boy. An acclaimed documentary about the song - and the international interest in Patea Maori Club - was released later in 2016.

Source: NZ On Screen