E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga karangaranga maha, tena koutou. Te hunga mate kua wehe atu ki te po, haere, haere, haere atu ra. Ko tatou ra enei nga mahuetanga iho e whakakaha nei ki te pupuri, ki te hapai i nga taonga tuku iho mai i a ratou ma; nga matua, tupuna, na reira tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa.
Ka tu ano Te Ahuareka o Ngati Hine – Ngati Hine Festival a te 26, 27 Maehe 2010 ki te marae o Otiria.
If you were one of the thousands of people who turned out to enjoy what Ngati Hine’s 2009 festival had to offer; inspiring kapa haka performances, fantastic individual and group entertainment, the exhibitions, the many tempting food stalls and especially the whanaungatanga, you won’t be disappointed by TE AHUAREKA O NGATI HINE – NGATI HINE FESTIVAL 2010.
TE AHUAREKA O NGATI HINE – NGATI HINE FESTIVAL 2010 will be held over a two day period; 26, 27 March 2010 at the Otiria Marae. Day one will be for the children’s performances and day two will comprise predominantly adult performances. The kapa haka section on day two is not competitive as it is too close to the Regional Competitions.
This two-day, action-packed festival will showcase the beauty, the skill and the outstanding talent Ngati Hine has to offer. It intends to foster the following objectives:
- Hei whakakaha i te whakawhanaungatanga – Strengthen whanau relationships, whanaungatanga and kotahitanga
- Hei whakanui i nga tohu me era atu mahi kua whakatutukitia – Celebrate achievement and success
- Hei whakamana i te tu o Ngati Hine, te reo me ng? tikanga – Uphold and uplift Ngati Hine’s own culture, own reo Maori, beliefs and protocols
- Kia ngahau te noho me te mahi tahi – Have fun
Joan Walker (Chair) looks forward to hearing from you and welcomes all enquiries and suggestions and is happy to do interviews, should you also have those openings available.
Rowena Tana: Te Ahuareka O Ngati Hine Organising Komiti
Joan (Pepi) Walker: Chairperson – Te Ahuareka o Ngati Hine