Te reo Māori-speaking cousins release new waiata aimed at having fun

Two young New Zealand singers who have already made their mark online have released a new waiata just in time for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori.

Te Haakura Ihimaera-Manley, eight, and Atareta Milne, 10, are cousins and have appeared on television since they were four and six years old.

The pair told The Project their new song 'Peke' is all about having fun.

"The Pākehā word for 'peke' is jump, so it's about having fun and jumping," Ihimaera-Manley said.

Te Reo Māori is their first language, and their videos on their YouTube channel - which is called TeNūTube - are in Māori.

The duo has ambitions to become famous singers.

"I still want to be a famous singer, just like Beyonce," Milne said.

"I want to be a famous singer like Ariana Grande," Ihimaera-Manley said.

Watch their interview on The Project above.