Posts Tagged ‘Te Matatini 2015’

Karl Russell – Te Matatini kai coordinator

For generations mahinga kai has been an offering of manaakitanga and Te Matatini 2015 will be no exception. As this whakataukī states: Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou ka ora ai te iwi – With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive, food is an integral part of Māori culture. Karl…

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Advocating Māori excellence

For Watson Ohia, kapa haka is not just about what you see on stage, it’s a way of life; it’s something that we as Maori do far beyond the stage, when we honour, when we celebrate, when we grieve, when we have something important to say. We can say it our way. “It’s a key…

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Māori health focus at Te Matatini

Gail McLauchlan is a newcomer to the kapa haka world but she is no stranger to the world of Māori health. Gail (Ngāti Raukawa) is one of several kaiārahi who will be working to ensure Te Matatini 2015 is a success. It will be her first time at Te Matatini and she will be coordinating…

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Kim Wetini

Te Matatini profile – Kim Wetini

Kim Wetini is a self-confessed ‘kapa haka freak’ from way back and she is looking forward to amazing performances and fierce competition at Te Matatini next year. Kim (Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tamanuhiri, Rongomaiwahine) is the Kaiwhakarite at Te Puni Kōkiri in Ōtautahi. She also juggles a second role – working as the volunteer…

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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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10th June 2014
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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…


Maani Stirling started kapa haka as a seven-year-old because his dad John told him to. “Me and all my brothers had to do it, but not all of us carried on.” Is it a passion, this love for kapa haka? “It’s something that I do, that I am,” he says. “It’s in the blood.”

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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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