The Patea Maori Club – Famous in New Zealand for its hit Poi E, which held the number one spot on the NZ music charts for four weeks back in the 80’s will make one appearance only at the Hawera Auto Court Egmont Show.
Over the years, the Patea Maori Club has performed for royalty and celebrities in New Zealand and abroad. In 2005 the group was selected by the New Zealand Government to perform in Seoul, South Korea, and to represent New Zealand at the World Expo in Aichi, Japan. The club has represented NZ Maori Tourism twice at the International Tourism Expo in Guanghzou, China.
Nationally, the group continues to receive recognition for their contribution to New Zealand music, receiving a Music Industry Award at the 2009 New Zealand Maori Music Awards.
This year the cub was again brought into the limelight with the release of the Doco / Movie “Poi E The Story of Our Song”.
See them live on the Shearing Stage 2.30 pm Saturday 19th November