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Pere Wihongi

Composer, Māori Composer, Performer


Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Kuri, Ngāti Wai

Pere Te Ruru o Te Ramana Wihongi, commonly known as Pere Wihongi, is an award-winning composer who originally comes from Herekino, New Zealand. A self-taught guitarist, singer and composer of kapa haka and contemporary Māori music, she also has a background in directing and producing as well as experience working in the television sector for both Marae and Te Karere News as a reporter. Pere is mainly known for co-managing and performing for the Māori pop group Maimoatia.

Pere Wihongi was the winner of the 2019 Waiata Māori Music Awards' “Best Māori Male Solo Artist” award. Her musical group Te Kākano also won “Best Traditional Album in Te Reo Māori”, “Best Māori Pop Album” and “Best Song by a Māori Artist” for their hit song Tōrea.

Composed (16)

Aku Rere

Te Reo Māori, Kapa Haka, 2m 41s

E Raka E

Reo Māori, Pop, 2m 45s

He Rā Hou Tēnei

Acoustic, Reo Māori, Ballad, Kapa Haka

He Rā Hou Tēnei

Co-Composed with Awatea Wihongi, 2m 23s

High On Ingoingo

Reo Māori, Pop Ballad

Hikaia Te Ahikōmau

Te Reo Māori, Pop, 3m 12s

Kia Tika Rā

Te Reo Māori, Pop, 3m 11s

Pao Pao Pao

Reo Māori, Soul Ballad


Pop, 3m 29s

Te Haa o Aotearoa

Re Mōri, Reggae, Pop, 3m 31s

Te Puea

Reo Māori, Pop


Reo Māori, RnB

Tū Mai

Reo Māori, RnB, Pop


Reo Māori, Pop

Whāia - Maimoa

Reo Māori, Pop, Reggae, 3m 31s

Performances (1)

CANCELLED: Auckland Arts Festival | Te Tīmatanga

__Auckland Arts Festival/Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki (AAF) is sadly unable to open this Thursday 4 Mar...