NZ Anthem?

The Granny Herald, oops the new digitally improved New Zealand Herald ran a competition at the end of last month, which just happened to be New Zealand Music Month.  Yes, we knew that.

Anyway, back to the competition … More than 7000 Kiwis voted for their favourite song and now, on the last day of NZ Music Month, we can announce Poi E as our new unofficial national anthem.

Oops, I should have indicated most of that last paragraph was flogged off their site.

More than 7000 Kiwis voted for their favourite song and now, on the last day of NZ Music Month, we can announce Poi E as our new unofficial national anthem.

The Patea Maori Club classic beat out the other top three finalists: Dave Dobbyn’s Loyal and Slice of Heaven, and the Exponents’ Why Does Love Do This to Me?

Great choice New Zealand.  Like pineapple lumps, Fred Dagg, and ghost chips (bro), it’s a song that could only have been written and recorded in NZ.  Chur!

And if you haven’t seen it, the documentary was outstanding.

Poi E

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