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  4. Part four of four from this full length episode.


Kicking off with a cover of his hero Elvis Presley's 'That's Alright,' the late Prince Tui Teka delivers a classic performance in this TVNZ-filmed variety show (one of three specials). A classy Bernie Allen-led band and the Yandall Sisters back-up on the smoky Vegas-inspired set. Tui sings his hit 'E Ipo' with wife Missy, and they pay tribute to the song’s Māori lyricist Ngoi (‘Poi-E’) Pewhairangi. The songs are peppered with warmth, humour and poi action (led by a young Pita Sharples), as Tui Teka confirms his reputation as one of Aotearoa's great entertainers.

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 Derek Wooster
 John West
 Robert Gillies

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Comments (4)

 pamela donovan

pamela donovan

Great man awesome talent,sadly missed.

 james matthews

james matthews

brings back memmories
the days living up on the hill



this is awesome to see i grew up listening to tui teka...hope you guys will be able to put more of his show variety shows on thanks for the memories

 Trevor Ayson

Trevor Ayson

I remember this concert, Prince Tui Teka was a born entertainer, and an inspiration to any aspiring performer!


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Ladies and gentlemen, presenting one of the most outstanding entertainers in New Zealand. As a matter of fact he’s been out standing over there for the past five minutes. 
He unlocked his natural talents (which were plenty) and, just as important, he did the yards. He worked the stage; he treaded the boards. He amassed the repertoire. He built a persona around his actual personality — if it was ever an act it was impossible to tell. He made himself the act.