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Judges announced for Te Matatini 2013 #kapahaka

Judges announced for Te Matatini 2013 #kapahaka

Thirty one Kaiwhiriwhiri have been selected from throughout Aotearoa, for the upcoming Te Matatini national kapa haka festival in 2013.

According to the Te Matatini website “a rigorous process was followed by the Te Matatini National Office and rohe committees to ensure that all Kaiwhiriwhiri were of a high calibre and met specific requirements for competitive judging at a national level.”

Te Matatini is pleased that the Kaiwhiriwhiri selected for 2013, not only represent quality skills and experience, but include a mix of both seasoned and new judges.”

Kaiwhiriwhiri will judge the performance of 41 competing teams, across a range of kapa haka disciplines:

WHAKAEKE

Blythe Rogers
Kahu Pou
Pouroto Ngaropo
Hemi Tai Tin

TE KAIRANGI O TE REO

Wharehuia Milroy
Petina Winiata
Tawhirimatea Williams
Rahui Papa

MOTEATEA

Kaa Williams
Georgina Kerekere
Pou Temara
Mauriora Kingi

MANUKURA TANE

Muriwai Ihakara
Paora Sharples
Hemi Tai Tin
Pou Temara

WAIATA A RINGA

Hema Temara
Te Aroha Paenga
Puka Moeau
Matiu Dickson

MANUKURA WAHINE

Kuini Reedy
Te Aroha Paenga
Te Atarangi Whiu
Hema Temara

POI

Kuini Reedy
Huia Hahunga
Te Atarangi Whiu
Raina Ferris

KAKAHU

Kahu Pou
Huia Hahunga
Mark Kopua
Puka Moeau

HAKA

Muriwai Ihakara
Joe Harawira
Paora Sharples
Watson Ohia

WAIATA TIRA

Raymond Kaiki
Watson Ohia
Raina Ferris
Mercia Yates

WHAKAWATEA

Robyn Gage
Hinetu Dell
Paraone Gloyne
Te Awanuiarangi Black

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