• Poia atu / mai (?) taku poi – The Polynesian Origins of Poi 

    Paringatai, Karyn
    Poi is recognised around the world as a performance item unique to Māori. The word poi refers to a Māori dance or game performed with a ball-like object, to which a cord of varying length is attached. Poi refers to both ...
  • Poia atu taku poi: Unearthing the knowledge of the past 

    Paringatai, Karyn
    The word poi refers to a Maori dance or game performed with a ball-like object, to which a cord of varying length is attached. Poi refers to both the ball and the dance, which normally includes hitting and swinging the ...
  • Poia mai taku poi: Unearthing the knowledge of the past 

    Paringatai, Karyn
    The primary objective of this thesis is to review literature written about poi in order to construct an historical overview of poi from pre-contact Māori society until the 1920s. The mythological and Polynesian origins of ...