Why did Stan Walker write Aotearoa?

Why did Stan Walker write Aotearoa?

Inspired by the 1984 song “Poi E” by the Patea Māori Club, (which as of 2014 is the only Māori language song to reach number one on the New Zealand Singles Chart), Walker, Hall, Kingi and Rika took on the challenge to get another Maori song to number one in New Zealand.

Who wrote Aotearoa song?

Stan Walker
‘Aotearoa’, performed entirely in Te Reo by Stan Walker, Troy Kingi, Ria Hall and Maisey Rika, was composed by Walker and Vince Harder, with the Te Reo translation provided by Te Haumihiata Mason of Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Maori (The Maori Language Commission).

When did Stan Walker release Aotearoa?


Is Stan Walker in New Zealand?

Stan Walker was born on 23 October 1990 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia to parents Ross and April Walker. He is Māori and is from the Tūhoe, Ngāi Te Rangi & Ngāti Porou tribes in New Zealand. Walker grew up on a marae in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.

Where was Aotearoa?

New Zealand
Aotearoa is the Maori name for New Zealand, though it seems at first to have been used for the North Island only.

Is Stan Walker from Tauranga?

Stan Walker Mount Maunganui-raised Australian Idol winner Stan Walker will return to Tauranga as part of a nine-date national tour. Walker lived at Mount Maunganui and went to Arataki Primary School before his family moved to Waikato and then the Gold Coast. …

Who wrote the Māori version?

“God Defend New Zealand” (Māori: “Aotearoa”, meaning ‘New Zealand’) is one of two national anthems of New Zealand, the other being “God Save the Queen”….God Defend New Zealand.

Lyrics Thomas Bracken, 1870s (English) Thomas Henry Smith, 1878 (Māori)
Music John Joseph Woods, 1876
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Who sang Aotearoa?


Who is Stan walkers wife?

Singer Stan Walker has married his long-time girlfriend Lou Tyson. The former Australian Idol winner, 30, revealed the exciting news in his new music video on Thursday night, which showcases his beautiful wedding.

Where was Stan walkers New filmed?

The nationwide tour will kick off in September with a performance in his hometown in Mt Maunganui before ending it in the Auckland Town Hall.

Why is New Zealand now called Aotearoa?

Our country was not named directly after the link between land and sea, but rather after the Dutch place that already had this name — specifically, Zeeland in the south-west of the Netherlands. Forts in modern-day Taiwan and Guyana were also called Zeelandia by early Dutch explorers.

What was New Zealand first called?

The Dutch. The first European to arrive in New Zealand was the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in 1642. The name New Zealand comes from the Dutch ‘Nieuw Zeeland’, the name first given to us by a Dutch mapmaker.