Native Affairs - The Talented Tommy Taurima

By Renee Kahukura-Iosefa

With a career that's spanned over half a century celebrated Māori composer Tommy Taurima's work is a living legacy. 

His music has captivated audiences around the globe and his influence has stretched across Te Moana Nui-a-Kiwa as one of the founding directors of the Polynesian cultural centre in Hawaii. 

He believes it was his rich cultural up bringing that set the foundation for a lifetime of work that still continues today.