Te Matatini hailed as more than an entertainment event
(Radio NZ) The biggest Maori performing arts festival, Te Matatini, is being hailed as more than just an entertainment event. The national biennial competition judges excellence in kapa haka disciplines – including haka, poi, singing, traditional weaponry and choreography. The ...Continue Reading...
TV3 banned from Te Matatini 2013 #haka2013 #TeMatatini2013
Te Matatini has just announced that Mediaworks TV3 has been banned from Te Matatini for” using vision from the Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival 2013 for Friday (22.2.13) after its primetime 6pm news bulletin” which was in clear breach of news access guidelines. Te Matatini ...Continue Reading...
Te Raranga Whanui at #TeMatatini2013 (+photos)
Te Raranga Whanui are a Sydney based whose kaupapa is about the retention and teaching of Maori culture and language using Kapahaka as a vehicle Te Raranga Whaanui holds workshops throughout the area to ensure accessibility to the large Maori community that now resides here. We also have a ...Continue Reading...
Te Matatini – what Kapa Haka means to Maori #haka2013
Incredible energy, wairua, tautoko here at Te Matatini 2013. Thousands of whanau have come to support not only the teams but the spirit of the kaupapa that unites us all, our language, our songs, our connection to one another and to beautiful our lands. Te Matatini 2013 represents so much of ...Continue Reading...
Thousands in Rotorua for kapa haka champs
(Radio NZ) Iwi from throughout New Zealand are in Rotorua for the biennial Te Matatini Kapa Haka championships. From Thursday until Sunday, 41 teams from New Zealand and Australia will showcase the best in singing, choreography and haka. About 2000 people attended a welcome on Wednesday hosted ...Continue Reading...
Te Arawa welcomes 1000s to Te Matatini #haka2013 (+photos)
Te Arawa E! E! The many whanau of Te Arawa met this morning to welcome thousands in attendance for Te Matatini 2013, the national kapa haka national competition being hosted in Rotorua this week. The Rotorua International Stadium rocked with the calls from putatara as manuhiri from around ...Continue Reading...
Waitangi Day #TeArawaWaka2013
Akinaakina! Hii! Akinaakina! Hii! Such was the powerful call from the Kaihautu (leader) of Te Arawa waka Paora Te Hurihanganui, as he and the crew made its way fromHaruru Falls toward the shores of Waitangi. February 6th 2013, Waitangi Day was an amazing day for Te Arawa. Months earlier, a ...Continue Reading...
Kapa Haka gets lean and hungry
(Yvonne Tahana, NZ Herald) Judges expect to see more bulging muscles than ever in more performers at next week’s national kapa haka championships in Rotorua. The 41-team Te Matatini competition starts on Thursday, the first of three preliminary days before finals for the top nine groups ...Continue Reading...
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