Papa Profile

John Dix
10 Nov 2014

Never recorded and with only a handful of performances outside Auckland, Papa was a group of musicians, a collective of sorts based out of Ngāti Whātua's Orakei Pā.

Papa was less a training ground than a rallying point for like-minded musicians. Those who passed through include Dilworth Karaka, Tama Renata and Bruno Berens, also Rotorua musicians Gilbert Smith and Charlie Te Hau.

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Papa: Tama Renata, Malcolm Edwards, Maurice Watene and Alec Hawke, 2013
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Papa: Alec Hawke, Corina Fisher and Truda Chadwick at the Bastion Point 35th anniversary at Teachers Eastern Ruby Club May 25, 2013
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Malcolm Edwards, Dilworth Karaka, Ngamanaaki Pratt and Mano Pratt rehearsing for the 2013 reunion
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Poster for The Bastion Point 35th anniversary at Teachers Eastern Ruby Club May 25, 2013
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Papa - Dilworth Karaka, Alec Hawke, Corina & Bruno Berens, Malcolm Edwards, Eddie Te Amo
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Papa: the stage at the 35th Anniversary of Bastion Point with Mano Pratt, Eddie Te Amo, Maurice Watene, Dilworth Karaka, Truda Chadwick, Corina Fisher, Alec Hawke, Tigi Ness, Tama Renata, Ngamanaaki Pratt, Lloyd Latimer and Dez Brown all present.
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Papa: Truda Chadwick, Alec Hawke and Corina Fisher at the Bastion Point 35th anniversary at Teachers Eastern Ruby Club May 25, 2013
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Papa: Tigi Ness at the Bastion Point 35th anniversary at Teachers Eastern Ruby Club May 25, 2013
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Truda Chadwick, Corina Fisher, Alec Hawke at back, 2013
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Members:

Alec Hawke - vocals

Dilworth Karaka - guitar

Tama Renata - guitar

Josie Rika - vocals

Mano "Pat" Pratt - guitar

Bruno Berens - drums

Corina Fisher - vocals

Mal Edwards - bass

Eddie Te Amo - guitar