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The uplifting promotional clip is as famous as the song, which in 2010 re-entered the charts courtesy of Taika Waititi movie Boy. 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, sheep trucks and the impresario himself — Dalvanius doing a pūkana out a car window — pass by in front of the Aotea canoe remembrance arch. Legend.

Key Cast & Crew

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Paul Carvell

Director

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Waka Attewell

Director, Cinematographer

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Dalvanius Prime

Producer

I probably heard about it long before I heard it. But when I did I was hooked. Seeing Māori on TV was pretty rare so it wasn't until I saw the music video that I realised how huge and amazing it was. It's the quintessential New Zealand song ...
– Boy director Taika Waititi on seeing Poi-E growing up

Acknowledgements

Licensed and sourced from Television New Zealand. 

Buy it

Album and individual track available from Amplifier or buy direct from iTunes.