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The uplifting promotional clip is as famous as the song, which in 2010 re-entered the charts courtesy of the film Boy. Accompanied by Jo the breakdancing guide for a tour of Patea and surrounds, the Patea Maori Club is captured "just doing their thing" by director Paul Carvell. 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.

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Comments (19)

 R Thomas

R Thomas

Absolute classic....if you are a Kiwi and this doesn't bring a smile to your face nothing will!!

 Alasdair Wright

Alasdair Wright

Still one of my favourites!

 Albert Lindsey

Albert Lindsey

Makes me tearful with nostalgia

 Emma8

Emma8

this song just makes me wanna go back to nz!! love this song <33

 Elly A

Elly A

Chur, too much alright.

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Credits

 Warrick  'Waka' Attewell
 Paul Carvell
 Dalvanius Prime

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Quotes

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 ... 
It lifted the whole community out of the [post-freezing works closure] doldrums. It just gave pride back to a lot of us and we felt we were someone again rather than nobody - and that our town was something rather than nothing. 

Acknowledgements

Licensed and sourced from Television New Zealand.