Māori show-bands announce return concert

By Aroha Treacher

Mō te wā whakamutunga whakangahau ngātahi ai ngā morehu o ngā pēne Māori ō-mua ki te atamira. E toru ngā konohete ka whakatūria e ngā mema tārewa o ngā Quin Tikis, o ngā Māori Volcanics, o ngā Hi Quins me te maha noa atu i te haerenga e kiā nei, ko Te Tū Mutunga.

Kua whā tekau ngā tau te pēne nei Maori Volcanics e whakangahau ana.

E ai ki tētahi mema o te kapa Māori Volcanics a Mahora Peters, “Bill and I have been in Vegas for the last five years and we're back home for good now, so we decided to put the Volcanics back together.”

Ko ngā tau ono tekau ngā tino tau o ngā pēne Māori, he ingoa nui i kitea i te taumata, pērā i a Billy T James rāua ko Prince Tui Teka.

Hei tā tētahi kaiwiata o Māori Volcanics a Billy Peters, “A lot of the boys are not very well anymore and so that is why we it's called The Last Stand, this will be the last one, there won't be any more of the boys left after this year because their very ill and we wanted to catch them before we lost them all.”

Ka hoki mai ngā morehu o ngā pēne Māori mai i tawāhi, kia tūtaki mai hoki ki ētahi o ngā mema pēne hōu.

E ai ki a Jermaine Kawau, “I couldn't have hoped for anything better at the moment, playing with Billy Peters and Margery Peters it's absolutely fantastic.”

Hei tā Hone Paki, “The history behind the Māori Volcanics is quite vast and its had some great men and women have come through the showbands and I'm really stoked to meet icons that are coming back from the states.”

Ka haere rātou ki Pōneke, Tāmaki Makaurau, Rotorua, he wā whakamutunga tēnei e kite ai a Aotearoa i ēnei hau tipua Māori.

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