Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide to Pātea in the Video tab.
The 1982 closure of the Pātea freezing works could have spelled the death of the town. But salvation came from an unlikely source – the lively song ‘Poi e’, by Dalvanius Prime and Ngoi Pēwhairangi, became a 1984 hit single for the local Pātea Māori Club.
Related web links:
‘Poi e’ by the Patea Maori Club
Te Kumeroa Ngoingoi Pewhairangi
Taranaki region: arts and heritage
Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way – its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/