Hine Raukatauri is the atua of the pūtōrino, a taonga pūoro (musical instrument) whose form comes from the Raukatauri moth. Hine Raukatauri loved her pūtōrino so much that she transformed herself into a moth, and her pūtōrino became her cocoon. One night, awestruck by the Hina (full moon), she began to sing; her beautiful voice was carried off upon the wind. Hear the song of Hine Raukatauri, so full of beauty and longing that it attracted Pepepe and brought new life and melodies into the world. This is a story of romance, creation and music.
Narration, Scriptwriting, Animation & Soundscape: Te Kahureremoa Taumata
Consultants: Tamihana Katene, Jerome Kavanagh, Rangatahi Focus Group
Te Reo Māori Translation: Stephanie Tibble
Voice-Over Recording: Phil Brownlee
Produced by SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music
Thanks to Creative New Zealand for providing funding for this animation
© Centre for New Zealand Music Trust