Te Matatini National Kapa Haka

He Ngākau Aroha – Waitaha Christchurch 2015

The theme of Te Matatini 2015 - Christchurch is "He Ngākau Aroha". He ngākau aroha is a phrase passed down to whānau by Te Aritaua Pitama of Ngāi Tūāhuriri. The phrase carries with it the whakaaro of humbleness, generosity of spirit and humility. For the hosts, "he ngākau aroha" expresses the absolute appreciation to all who gave their support to Christchurch after the earthquakes.
Our bracket will reflect the theme of 2015 and demonstrates the strong whakapapa link between Taranaki and Waitaha Rohe. The 2015 Te Matatini Competition is very special to us as the essence of the coming years festival is very much aligned with the teachings of our Taranaki ancestors and the lessons we try to impart on the new generations of our whanau, hapu and Iwi.
He mihi tenei kia te whanau o waitaha na ratou te mana o te raa, kei ia ratou hoki te nui o nga korero I te waa nei, paimarire. He mihi hoki tenei ki nga kapa kua tae mai nei, me te tuku ngakaunui kia ratou I horohia mai ra I o ratou mana hei kanohi atu I o ratou tupuna me o ratou korero mai io ratou takiwa

What is Te Matatini?

Every two years the top kapa haka teams from across New Zealand and Australia compete for the honour of representing their Maunga, Waka, Iwi, Hapu, Marae amongst the world best in this art form and being crowned the best of the best. The festival started in 1972 and is now the world’s largest celebration of Māori traditional performing arts, attracting over 30,000 performers, supporters and visitors. The festival is highly visible year round through television advertising, coverage, newspapers, social media, online media and many other forms of promotion nationally and internationally. Te Matatini is a whānau friendly, smoke, alcohol and drug free event that is celebrating its 22nd year. It is an opportunity for all people, regardless of culture, background or age to come together, to share and celebrate the richness of Māori culture. Over four days, audiences can witness the best kapa haka in the world, taste Māori and local southern delicacies, shop for Māori arts and crafts and experience cultural exhibitions and workshops.

our Journey

Tūtū Kā’ika and our whanau would like to share the dreams and aspirations that have been set and taught to us by our elders and ancestors. To help people strive for excellence every day, from a very high level. To empower our children and our love one’s, so that they may be successful, safe, and secure in their journey throughout life. We are a Taranaki Based Club From humble beginnings, formed in 2009 and placed 3rd in the 2010 Aotea regional's and journeyed for the first time to The 2011 Te Matatini Nationals. Since then, our support network of whanau, full time & casual performers of all ages has grown exponentially to over 400 strong right across New Zealand and Australia. We have been working hard to raise our own funds through a variety of initiatives and funding ideas to help us reach our goal of attending Te Matatini Kapa Haka Nationals 2015 in Christchurch. We are not only a Taranaki based Kapa haka group, we actively work in the local community teaching and promoting Te reo Maori, Performing arts and educational initiatives to over 20 primary, secondary and tertiary schools and have done so for the past decade. Tūtū Kā’ika also support local events by providing volunteers, professional support from our members, organising projects to meet the ever changing needs of the Taranaki community as you see

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Araukuuku E Tu

Araukuuku E Tu wananga

Ngarongo Pa. Paepae and Karanga Wananga. Powhiri 6pm Friday 29th of July 2016 to Sunday 31st

Idol puanga

Puanga Idol Information

Stars, diva’s and amateurs to bring everything you’ve got to the stage and showcase your talent for family and friends of the community. Opportunity to win a cash prize!

te Reo Puanga

Manu Kōrero

We are continuing the Te Reo initiative that was started in 2008, 2009, 2010, and was a great success. Run along side the annual Puanga Festival.

Puanga Poster comp

Puanga Poster Information

Put your best foot forward in the Puanga poster competition and illustrate what Puanga mean’s to you.

puanga kapahaka

Puanga Kapa Haka Information

Comp and non-comp entry options available for your school, kohanga or open grade team. Have fun promoting Maori culture and community pride!

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