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Kapa Haka Fever Hits Canterbury!!!


News Release 8/02/2013

Kapa Haka Fever Hits Canterbury!!!

There is a fever that has hit the Maori World in Aotearoa/ New Zealand where premiere Kapa Haka groups from throughout the country will hit the stage in Rotorua from 20th – 24th February to contest the title for National champion at the Te Matini National Haka Competition.

In the next two weeks kapa haka groups in the various regions will be spending most of their waking time polishing up their acts and presentations ready to go February 20th.

The Te Matatini festival is said to be the most prestigious Maori event in Maoridom and groups who have won selection in their regions spend months and months and hours training to perfect their 25 minute performing Programmes.

And so, The fever has hit town. According to Tihi Puanaki,( leader of one of the representative groups Te Kotahitanga, who has represented Canterbury for many years) one of the obligatiions and responsibilities of a representative group is to ‘show’ their programme to the home people…she says, we are representing Canterbury, it is only proper that we show the people of Waitaha what we will be presenting at Te Matatini Festival.

Their presentation takes place this Sunday 10th February at 12pm at St Andrews School Hall. Anyone is welcome

ENDS


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