"Special announcement" as Dotcom attends Kapa Haka Comps
"Special announcement" expected as Dotcom attends Kapa Haka
Internet tycoon Dotcom to watch haka comps
“Kim Dotcom has confirmed he will be attending the Te
Arawa Kapa Haka Regionals this Saturday 10 May in Rotorua,
as a special guest of MANA President, Annette Sykes” said
MANA leader Hone Harawira.
“The MANA AGM was the
first time he’d ever been to a marae. He said he’d love
to come and watch some kapa haka, and the Te Arawa comps
just happened to fit perfectly with his schedule” said
“I understand Annette will be making a
special announcement on Saturday as well so it should be
quite a day.”
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