A song sung entirely in te reo Maori was the clip Kiwis watched the most on YouTube this year.

The song Wairua by Maimoa Music topped the site's local viewing chart for 2017, taking the number one spot in the Trending category. It is the first time a song entirely in the Maori language has topped the chart.

The group also deserve full credit for holding back the otherwise unstoppable force of pop star Ed Sheeran, who was relegated to second place.

Other videos in the top 10 include a bad lip reading of Donald Trump's inauguration, celebrities reading mean tweets and ping pong trick shots.


Sheeran also scored the No. 10 spot for Shape of You, a song which also scored the No. 1 most watched music video spot.

Shape of You scored two spots in the top 10, with the lyric video sitting at No. 10.

Top 10 trending videos:

1. WAIRUA - Maimoa
2. Ed Sheeran Carpool Karaoke
3. Ping Pong Trick Shots 3 | Dude Perfect
4. "INAUGURATION DAY" — A Bad Lip Reading of Donald Trump's Inauguration
5. tennessee whiskey amazing cover!!!!
6. Woman interrupted during BBC interview
7. Celebrities Read Mean Tweets #11
8. Darci Lynne: 12-Year-Old Singing Ventriloquist Gets Golden Buzzer - America's Got Talent 2017
9. Jessica & Tiana Waru - Tiaho mai ra [Laughs & Jams]
10. Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You (lyric video)

Top music videos:

1. Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
2. Bruno Mars - That's What I Like
3. DJ Khaled - I'm the One ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne
4. Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
5. DJ Khaled - Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller
6. Luis Fonsi - Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee
7. Jason Derulo - Swalla (feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign)
8. Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do
9. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This
10. Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You