Te ulu o te watu perform their Ura Pa'u at Te Maeva Nui NZ 2021 composed by Darius Rupena.
Drawing from their history once again, the composition of Te Ulu o te Watu's drum dance is based upon the theme of this year’s Maeva Nui – Resilience, Power and Unity.
The main emphasis of their drum dance is based on Wanunga who was the only female survivor of one of the most devastating and disastrous natural events to ever hit the Pukapukan people in the last 6 centuries.
This event was one of the deadliest hurricanes that destroyed their infrastructure and almost wiped out the whole population of Pukapuka. Miraculously, 17 people survived, one of those survivors was a wawine named Wanunga.