On The Lonely Beach of Oihi Bay by WCCM Music published on 2013/04/19 19:28:17 +0000 Phillip Saunder - New Zealand Oihi Bay, is the site of the first recorded Christian address in New Zealand. The Chorus is in the Maori language. Karanga is to call and in the Maori tradition this calling is of a spiritual nature usually unto sacred places. The chorus is calling you to listen to the good news. The sound at the beginning is the putatara which is the conch shell, this is also sounded to inform of news and as part of the calling ceremony.