Posts Tagged ‘Te Matatini’

1986 Polynesian Festival

In this episode we recollect the 1986 Polynesian Festival. We talk with the some of the members of the 1986 Polynesian Festival Organising Committee about their roles and responsibilities in the planning and during the festival. We also talk to some of the 1986 performers from Waitaha and discuss their practices and performance. We acknowledge…

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Te Matatini mahau arrives

Four containers holding the Te Matatini mahau arrived in Hagley Park this morning. The mahau (front porch) will be erected to frame the main stage for Te Matatini 2015, which will feature 45 kapa haka teams from throughout New Zealand, competing in a 4-day festival from March 4-8. The arrival of the containers signals the…

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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 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

Ngāi Tahu Funds to Prepare Iwi for Te Matatini 2015 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu want to support Ngāi Tahu whānau, hapū and iwi to participate in Te Matatini as a significant cultural event for both iwi and community in Te Waipounamu. Over fifty thousand people are expected to join us in this four day…

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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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27th February 2012
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Prestigious Kapa Haka festival to be held in Christchurch in 2015

27 February, 2012 The biannual Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival, where elite kapa haka performers from around New Zealand and Australia come together to compete, will be held in Christchurch in 2015. Christchurch won its bid to host this prestigious cultural event after the Waitaha Cultural Council supported by representatives from the Christchurch City…