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...
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...
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...
Top three roopu from Australia kapahaka going to Matatini 2013
1st place-Raranga Whanui (1st time entrants from New South Whales) 2nd place-Turanga Ake (group made of Gisborne whanui living in Australia 3rd place-Nga Manu Waiata-from Victoria AustraliaContinue Reading...
Te Arawa takes it – Te Matatini 2011
(Gisbourne Herald | Alice Te Puni) Te Arawa team Te Matarae i Orehu are the new national kapa haka champions. The team heads home today from the Tairawhiti-hosted Te Matatini o Te Ra national kapa haka competition with the coveted premier award — the Duncan MacIntyre trophy, the prestigious ...Continue Reading...
Te Matatini set to break Guinness World record
An interactive campaign has rallied thousands of people to participte and break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest haka at Te Te Matatini o te Ra 2011 Festival, Wai o Hika Estate, Gisborne. Darrin Apanui, Executive Director of Te Matatini Society Incorporated, the national ...Continue Reading...
Kapa Haka stamps launched at Te Matatini
A new series of New Zealand Post Kapa Haka stamps were launched at Te Matatini, New Zealand’s premiere Maori performing arts festival in Gisborne. Te Matatini Society executive director Darrin Apanui said the stamps were a great promotion for New Zealand. “We’re really proud ...Continue Reading...
Te Matatini 2011 – Festival Schedule
Te Matatini o te Ra 2011 Festival Schedule Wednesday 16 Feb 2011 Start Finish Pohiri Wai O Hika Estate 1.30PM 3.30PM TE IHU THURSDAY 17 FEB 2011 START FINISH 1. Te Whanau a Apanui 9.00am 9.30am 2. Nga Purapura o Te Taihauauru 9.35am 10.05am 3. Te Ropu Manutaki 10.10am 10.40am 4. Te Whanau a Kai ...Continue Reading...
Te Matatini Teams & Pools
Pool 1 – Te Ihu Pool 2 – Te Haumi Pool 3 – Te Kei Te Whanau a Apanui Manawa Mai Tawhiti Poipiripi Nga Purapura o Te Taihauauru Manaia Te Mataarae I O Rehu Te Ropu Manutaki Muriwhenua Nga Uri o Te Whanoa Te Whanau a Kai Nga Tumanako Te Puu Ao Tu Te Manawa […]Continue Reading...
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