Te Atakura

te-atakura2Time to dust-off the poi and warm up the voice because Te Atakura is just around the corner. Te Atakura is the non-competitive Ngāi Tahu whānau kapa haka event. It’s a great time to catch up with whānau and friends, kōrero with our aunties, uncles, taua, pōua and moko, gossip with our mates, watch some awesome performances…and then jump up on the stage and perform.

Date: 12 October 2013
Venue: Aurora Centre – Burnside High School
Cnr Greers Rd and Memorial Ave, Christchurch
Start time: 9:30am

It’s a fun way to celebrate whanaungatanga and Ngāi Tahutanga in a non-competitive friendly environment. We would love to have as many whānau performing on the stage as we can, and because this isn’t a competition, you can even perform with as many rōpū as you wish.

If you are interested in performing or entering a group please email us at [email protected] or call 03 371 9397. Please forward this message to all of your whānau networks.

So far, rōpū performing this year are:

  • Ngāti Kurī – Parinui o Whiti
  • Ngāi Tūāhuriri
  • Ngāti Wheke
  • Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki
  • Ngāti Waewae
  • Oraka Aparima
  • The Office of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

Te Atakura is proudly supported by the Ngāi Tahu Fund.