Tāmata Toiere is a free-to-access digital repository of waiata and haka. The site was developed through the PhD research of Dr. Rachael Ka'ai-Mahuta, and was gifted to Te Ipukarea to be a part of Te Ipukarea's suite of digital projects. Through the Institute, Dr. Ka 'ai-Mahuta continues to work on this project to populate it for future generations.
"It is my hope that Tāmata Toiere will contribute in some small way to the preservation of waiata. Furthermore, I hope that it will live up to the example set by works such as Ngā Mōteatea series"
The aim of the website is to be a very comprehensive source of information on Māori waiata and haka, and has the capacity to hold print, images and media files, both audio and visual. This means that those who use the site could potentially have all the information about a composition in one place, including the lyrics, an explanation of the context behind the composition and teh reasons it was composed, a biography of the composer, an audio file, a video file, any photos of relevance, and a list of references for further study.
The project team
- Dr. Rachael Ka'ai-Mahuta
- Dr. Dean P. S. Mahuta
For a more information and outline of the Tāmata Toiere, please follow the link below.