#Kapa Haka group to launch Pasifika Festival
Western Springs College kapa haka group will open the biggest celebration of Pacific culture in Auckland on 9 March at Western Springs Park. ATEED Event Producer Ole Maiava says it will be an exciting start to the Festival. The kapa haka group won the Maori stage at last year’s ASB Polyfest. ...Continue Reading...
Mataatua #KapaHaka groups focus on the big issues
(Sonya Bateson – Daily Post | Photo Credit Mika Ngamoki) The Rena disaster, the Tuhoe “terror raids” and oil drilling were among issues highlighted by groups at the Mataatua Regional Kapa Haka competition. Te Whanau a Apanui won the competition which attracted about 5000 to ...Continue Reading...
Te Matatini to be held in Christchurch 2015 #KapaHaka
The biannual Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival, where elite kapa haka performers from around New Zealand and Australia come together to compete, will be held in Christchurch in 2015. Christchurch won its bid to host this prestigious cultural event after the Waitaha Cultural Council ...Continue Reading...
Mataatua Regionals 2012 winners announced #kapahaka #ninjas
Winners Te Whanau a Apanui (PHOTO CREDIT – Mika Ngamoki) The Mataatua Regionals were held in beautiful Omaio, here are the results that we’ve received. The roopu that are going to Te Matatini in Te Arawa in 2013 are as follows. 1. Te Whanau a Apanui 2. Opotiki mai Tawhiti 3. ...Continue Reading...
Radio Waatea to livesteam Mataatua Regionals #kapahaka
For whanau, who can’t be there on the day, don’t despair, Radio Waatea will be running a livestream of the Mataatua Kapa Haka Regionals on Saturday from 7.30am to see who will represent Mataatua Waka at Te Matatini Nationals 2013. Catch it live on Waatea 603am with a direct radio ...Continue Reading...
Kataore shines by bringing “something new” to the Te Arawa Regionals #kapahaka
It has been incredible to witness the strength, skill and expertise of our Kapa Haka roopu at the recent Te Arawa regionals. These committed groups spend countless hours “on the floor” rehearsing and perfecting each single movement so that what comes together on the day is seamless, ...Continue Reading...
BOP tribe unhappy with haka judging (Radio NZ) #kapahaka
A Bay of Plenty tribe’s performance group has complained about the way a haka competition was judged. Ngati Rangiwewehi is critical of scores given at a weekend event – which was held to pick the top six teams to go on to next year’s national competition, Te Matatini, in ...Continue Reading...
Te Arawa kapa haka dispute | Matthew Martin
This comment is on the Rotorua Daily Post webpage – where the original article is posted and is from Kayz Bidois | Such ficticious reporting, is there any forum or anyone in the media that reports the truth rather than use whats written on facebook accounts to cause unnecessary conflict ...Continue Reading...
Te Arawa Regionals aggregate awards
Aggregate Section Awards: Te Kaitaataki Tane: Nga Potiki a Hinehopu 1, Te Mataarae i Orehu 2, Tuhourangi-Ngati Wahiao 3. Te Kaitaataki Wahine, Taini Morrison Memorial Trophy: Te Matarae i Orehu 1, Nga Potiki a Hinehopu 2, Kataore 3. Whakaeke: Ngati Rangiwewehi and Kataore 1st equal, Nga ...Continue Reading...
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