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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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10th October 2013
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu whānau return to the stage for Te Atakura

Ngāi Tahu whānau from around the South Island will perform at Te Atakura, the annual non-competitive Ngāi Tahu kapa haka festival, this Saturday in Christchurch. Chair of Te Atakura, Maani Stirling, says the festival gives whānau the opportunity to come together as a hapū and learn and perform kapa haka in a supportive environment. “Te…

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Ōraka-Aparima kapa haka practising at Takutai o te Tīitīi Marae, Ōraka (Colac Bay) for the upcoming Te Atakura Festival

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Te Atakura 2013

E te tini, e te mano, e te ti, e te tā! Kua tau mai anō te haka a Raumati, ko tātou tērā e whai nei i ana tapuae, kia eke panuku, kia eke tangaroa te tū ki runga i te papatū waewae o haka.  Nei ka whakamiha ki a koutou. Welcome to Te Atakura…

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Te Mata Wānanga

Check out my latest video of my trip to Palmerston North to be part of Te Mata Wānanga. Te Mata Wānanga is a national kapa haka competition between the different Te Wānanga o Aoetearoa.

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Next Stop Ōtautahi

Crowds of up to 25,000 poured into Rotorua’s International Stadium for Te Matatini 2013, the world’s largest kapa haka festival.

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Te Ao o te Māori
Pā Kids

This group of six enthusiastic and talented Ngāi Tahu tamariki and rangatahi have taken over their aunty’s basement garage and turned it into a practice room. Every week for the past 10 months they have been learning to play and sing together.

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Ahakoa He Iti, He Pounamu
Tūtaepatu Lagoon

In little over two years, Tūtaepatu Lagoon, near Woodend has changed from a weed-choked waterway to an inspiring example of ecological restoration. As a key part of the larger Tūhaitara Coastal Park, which was established as an outcome of the Ngāi Tahu Settlement with the Crown, it preserves Ngāi Tahu values, retains and enhances the rare, indigenous biodiversity while providing recreational and educational opportunities for everyone.

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