Te Matatini 2013 starting soon on Maori Television
Kia ora koutou, Just to let you know Te Matatini 2013 will be screening every weekday from Monday, 6 May at 5.00pm until 1 July on Maori Television. Each roopu will feature in the order that they performed during the competition. To see when your favourite team is performing, refer to the ...Continue Reading...
Media restrictions for kapa haka festival criticised
(RadioNZ) Media commentator Gavin Ellis says organisers of Te Matatini placed impossible restrictions on media trying to cover the national kapa haka festival in Rotorua last week. An exclusive broadcast deal was signed with Maori Television and iwi radio station Te Arawa FM. Filming bans were ...Continue Reading...
Maori carving takes centre stage at Te Matatini
One of the largest Maori carvings in Aotearoa, erected to frame the stage at the 2013 Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Championships, has received rapturous applause from festival-goers, performers and politicians attending the event. Over the course of six months, carvers at the New Zealand ...Continue Reading...
Auckland team takes top place at Te Matatini 2013 (+photos)
Four days of incredible kapa haka performances came to an end this afternoon with the naming of Auckland group Te Waka Huia as winners of Te Matatini 2013 National Championship at Rotorua International Stadium. The 15,000-strong crowd gave Te Waka Huia, which has been competing in Te Matatini ...Continue Reading...
Results for Matatini 2013 just announced
Finalists for Te Matatini 2013 are as follows: Here are the groups in order of performance: 1. Waka Huia 2. Te Matarae i Orehu 3. Waihirere 4. Tu Te Manawa Maurea 5. Te Whanau a Apanui 6. Opotiki Mai Tawhiti 7. Te Pou o Mangatawhiri 8. Whangara Mai Tawhiti 9. Te Iti Kahurangi Mauri Ora! [...]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...
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