Puanga Kapa Haka Information

Taranaki Puanga Festival 2019 Kapa Haka

Kapa Haka 2019 – Taranaki Puanga Festival

Registrations are now CLOSED!the draw is being drafted and will be sent out early October. Only one registration per group; If you are interested in this competition please have your entry in no later than 26 September 2019 with your group registration fee as there is a limit to the number of groups participating. Fees: $100.00 competition only and payable to Te Roopu Pukaaka. send cheques to the Taranaki Puanga Committee, 137 Raleigh Street Waitara
  • Powhiri: 8:00am Start
  • Venue: Waitara War Memorial Hall
  • Date: 31/10/2019 and 01/11/2019
  • First Group: on at: 9:00am
  • Stage Dimensions: 10m Wide by 4m Deep
  • Numbers Per Group: Any
Please register as soon as possible we look forward to your receiving your application. to make things easier we have an online application form available below, or you can download and print the form and send it to us via the contact details provided.
Rules & Criteria
  • Kohanga have 10min (Non-competitive)
  • Under 13s have 15min (includes 13yr olds)
  • Under 21s have 15min (Includes 21yr olds)
  • Open Seniors have 20min
Overall winner based on compulsory items of their section
  1. Tuatahi 1st Place
  2. Tuarua 2nd Place
  3. Tuatoru 3rd Place
Non-aggregate Best
  1. Kakahu
  2. Kaitataki Wahine
  3. Kaitataki Tane
  4. Karanga
  5. Whaikorero
Four compulsory items for all groups
  1. Waiata Tira
  2. Waiata a Ringa
  3. Poi
  4. Haka
  • Four compulsory items must be performed, your group can perform additional items as long as you keep to your section time frame.
  • Any groups going over their time frame will be DISQUALIFIED.
  • All scores checked and decisions regarding disqualification are made and signed off by scrutineer (Te Rukutia) at the time of judging
  • Any traditional instruments welcome.
  • Time starts as soon as first command is given.
  • Legal age performers for that section.
  • Time ends when group is off stage.
  • If an equal placing occurs the winner will be determined by the non-aggregate scores, starting with Kakahu and followed by Judges Score
Complete your Kapahaka Online registration CLOSED
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