May 11, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Te Matatini 2015: Embody the magic and cultural extravaganza of Kapa Haka

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Te Matatini Kapa Haka Aotearoa, in conjunction with Waitaha rohe is proud to present Te Matatini 2015 – Christchurch.

From the 4-8 of March 2015, 45 teams representing the best kapa haka from New Zealand and Australia will compete for the pinnacle of being crowned the ‘best of the best’.

Te Matatini 2015_A3 Poster_greenThe competition is held over four days and is the culmination of years of passionate commitment, dedication and hard work for thousands of kapa haka performers, their families and supporters.

Held every two years, Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival is a premiere cultural event in New Zealand and the worlds largest celebration of Maori traditional performing arts.

Over four days audiences can experience the best kapa haka in the world, taste Maori and local delicacies and shop for Maori arts and crafts.

The festival is a whanau friendly, smoke, alcohol and drug free event. It is an opportunity for all people, regardless of culture, background or age to come together, to share and celebrate the richness of Maori culture.

Te Matatini 2015- Christchurch Festival will begin with a public powhiri on 4 March 2015 North Hagley Park, Christchurch.

The kapa haka competition will tae place over three pool rounds from 5-7 March2015.

The top 3 qualifiers from each pool will go on to compete in the Finals day competition on 8th March 2015.

We invite you to come celebrate the 22nd Te Matatini Festival and experience the timeless tradition and spectacle of kapa haka.

Location/venue:North Hagley Park, Christchurch, New Zealand

Contact details:Telephone +64 (4) 385 2306

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