Waitaha Cultural Council


The Waitaha groups

EPISODE TWO – THE WAITAHA GROUPS In this episode we talk with the three qualifying Waitaha groups, Ngā Manu a Tāne, Te Ahikōmau a Hamoterangi and Te Pao a Tahu, who will represent the region at Te Matatini 2015. Each group will share the origins and the kaupapa matua of their groups and the vibe…

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Feeding the thousands

Stan Tawa (Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Awa, Te Arawa) is a man who can handle the heat in the kitchen. As catering coordinator for Te Matatini 2015 in Christchurch, Stan will be in charge of supervising the large hākari – a first for Te Matatini and a massive job for the hosts, Waitaha Cultural…

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Te Matatini 2015 – A chance to give back

It was a dream come true for Rangimarie Parata Takurua, when she heard Waitaha had been announced as the hosts for Te Matatini 2015. “I was crying – I felt like I had won Te Matatini,” she says. The theme of Te Matatini 2015 will be He Ngākau Aroha – A Loving Heart. Rangimarie says…

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Te Matatini web series.

As part of the build up to Te Matatini 2015, the office is producing a five-episode web series, which you will be able to watch on www.ngaitahu.iwi.nz. The series is designed to document the journey to Te Matatini 2015 and celebrate Ngāi Tahu kapa haka. Episode one: What is Te Matatini? We will be talking…

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Te Matatini – count down to March 2015!

We are talking with the members of Te Pātuitanga – the Te Matatini 2015 governance group, the Waitaha Cultural Council, Te Matatini Society Inc team and executive members and Mana Whenua, Ngāi Tūāhuriri, who will be discussing the kaupapa and responsibilities that come with hosting Te Matatini, 2015 the world’s largest Māori event.

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Te Matatini 2015 Pool Draw Announced

Rehua Marae was packed out last night for the much-anticipated Te Matatini 2015 National Kapa Haka Festival live pool draw for team performances. Waitaha Cultural Council chair Ranui Ngarimu said it was very exciting to be announcing the pool and order of performance for the 45 teams. “Waitaha Cultural Council is proud to be hosting…

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Te Matatini 2015 – Teams await Kapa Haka Draw

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM TE MATATINI KAPA HAKA AOTEAROA The much-anticipated draw for next year’s team performances at the National Kapa Haka Festival will take place at Rehua Marae in Christchurch on Wednesday 11 June at 7.30pm. The draw determines the order of performances for the 45 teams that will compete for the title of best performing…


Te Matatini 2015 – half way to volunteer target

The Waitaha Cultural Council and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu are encouraged to see registrations  are climbing and have nearly reached the half-way mark of the 400 volunteer kaimahi needed for Te Matatini 2015. Please keep up the good work and spread the word whānau. We encourage all Papatipu Rūnanga and whānau to get involved…

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Whānau gear up for Waitaha Senior Kapa Haka competitions

The best kapa haka performers in Te Waipounamu will compete this Saturday at the Waitaha Senior Kapa Haka Competition, at the Lincoln Events Centre. Ten groups will compete this year including eight from Canterbury, Te Iti o Tahuna from Queenstown,  and Ngā Tumu ki Ōtākou from Dunedin. Waitaha Cultural Council chairperson, Ranui Ngarimu says, “We…

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