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Te Piringa win Māori Performing Arts Competition

PRESS RELEASE
19 June 2008


Te Piringa win the National Secondary School Māori Performing Arts Competition 2008

Te Piringa from Manawatu/Horowhenua has won the overall aggregate title for the National Secondary School Māori Performing Arts Competition 2008.

Te Piringa represents three high schools in the Manawatu/Horowhenua district; Freyberg High School, Palmerston North Boys’ High School and Palmerston North Girls’ High School.

Second place went to Te Roopu Rangatahi o Rītana (Lytton High School) from Gisborne and the third place went to Te Wharekura o Hoāni Waititi from Auckland.

36 groups representing all regions in the country competed over the three days (17-19 June) at Wellington’s TSB Bank Arena. Tickets for the event sold out a week before the competition began which meant most of the groups had capacity crowds.

The Chairperson of Kapa Haka Kura Tuarua Inc., Rahui Papa says the standard of competition since the start of the competition in 2000 has gone ‘through the roof’. He congratulated all the groups for their fantastic performances.

The next national Secondary School Māori Performing Arts Competition will be held in Rotorua 2010.

The aggregate winners for the following sections are:

Whakaeke: Te Piringa (1st), Te Roopū o Rītana (2nd), Te Wharekura o Rūātoki – Mataatua/Bay of Plenty (3rd)

Mōteatea: Te Piringa (1st), Te Wharekura o Hoani Waititi (2nd), Te Wharekura o Rakaumangamanga (3rd)

Waiata-ā-ringa: Te Piringa (1st), Te Wharekura o Hoani Waititi (2nd), Tūranga Tāne/Tūranga Wāhine – Te Tairawhiti/Gisborne (3rd)

Poi: Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngāti Kahungunu – Te Matau a Māui/Hawkes Bay (1st), Raukura – Te Arawa/Rotorua (2nd), Te Wharekura o Rakaumangamanga – Tainui/Huntly (3rd)

Haka: Te Roopū o Rītana (1st), Tūranga Wāhine, Tūranga Tāne (2nd), Te Roopū Manaaki – Te Arawa/Rotorua (3rd =), Ngā Taiohi a Hauiti – Te Tairāwhiti (3rd =)

Whakawātea: Te Piringa (1st), Te Roopū o Rītana (2nd), Te Aute/Hukarere – Te Matau a Māui/Hawkes Bay (3rd)

Te Reo: Te Piringa (1st), Te Roopū o Rītana (2nd), Ngā Taiohi a Hauiti (3rd)

The winners for the non-aggregate sections are:

Waiata Tira: Te Piringa (1st=), Te Roopū o Rītana (1st=), Te Wharekura o Rūātoki (3rd)

Kaitātaki Tane: Tūranga Wāhine/Tūranga Tāne (1st), Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Wharekura o Rakaumangamanga (3rd)

Kaitātaki Wahine: Te Kura Tuarua o Ngāruawāhia (1st), Te Wharekura o Hoani Waititi (2nd), Te Rangianiwaniwa – Te Taitokerau/Northland (3rd)

Kākahu: Te Roopū Kapahaka o Kahurangi ki Maungawhau/Auckland Girl’s Grammar School – Tāmaki makaurau (1st), Te Rourou Kura – Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Māui/Marlborough (2nd), Te Kura Tuarua o Ngāruawahia – Tainui/Waikato (3rd)

ENDS.

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