Kapa Haka festival secures UN support
Georgina te Heuheu
National Party Maori Affairs
13 December 2006
Kapa Haka festival secures
Maori performing arts will be launched on to
the world stage like never before, thanks to next year’s
Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival, says National’s
Maori Affairs spokeswoman, Georgina te Heuheu.
secured the support of the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organisation – UNESCO.
will promote Te Matatini through its global networks and
United Nations agencies as a premier cultural event on the
international festival calendar.
“This is a huge step
forward and the organisers of Te Matatini should be
“UNESCO’s extraordinary support will
further propel Maori performing arts and New Zealand on to
the international stage.
“This is truly a job well
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