Go see Poi E: The Story of our Song

Every now and then a film comes along that we think Trade Me should get behind because we think our community will find it awesome too.

In recent years that’s included Kiwi classics like What We Do In The Shadows and Hunt For The Wilderpeople, and now Tearepa Kahi’s new film Poi E: The Story of Our Song has caught our eye.

Featuring a galaxy of well-known names including Dalvanius Prime, Taika Waititi, Stan Walker, and the Topp Twins, the film is all about how the iconic 1984 song put Patea on the map, and went on to become NZ’s unofficial national anthem.

Poi E holds a special place in Kiwi hearts, so it’s no surprise we’ve seen more than 2000 Poi E-related related listings onsite over the years.

There’s been a stack of vinyl sold over the years, along with everything from cassettes and posters to books and even the Poi E number plate (which sold for $1,500 and attracted more than 8,500 views back in 2010).

Right now there is a special t-shirt signed by the Patea Maori Club and Tearepa up for sale, with all proceeds going to the Patea Fire Brigade, the voluntary fire brigade in Patea.

We reckon you should get along and soak the film up (we will be), so head on over to Facebook to see if you can win one of 32 double passes to celebrate the 32 years since Patea Maori Club’s magic bopped and hip-hopped onto our airwaves.

Thanks to Teareapa, Jacinda and the all the team behind the film for letting the Trade Me community get involved in their little slice of New Zealand movie magic. And congrats on making an amazing Kiwi story come to life for us all to enjoy.