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Te Matatini Society - Latest News [Page 1]

Te Tāirawhiti Kapa Haka Festival Celebrates 72 Years

Saturday, 6 April 2024, 4:39 am | Te Matatini Society

The Tamararo Festival is a 72-year-old tradition that will be showcasing the best of kapa haka in the East Coast area of Te Tāirawhiti in Gisborne this weekend, with up to six teams set to represent the region and qualify for Te Matatini 2025. More >>

Kapa Haka Performers In Te Tai Tokerau Like Superheroes To Rangatahi

Friday, 22 March 2024, 5:26 pm | Te Matatini Society

On the eve of the Te Tai Tokerau kapa haka regionals in Whangarei, organizers say they want to instill a love of kapa haka to the tamariki who look up to their favourte performers as superheroes. “Tamariki are really important to the resurgence and ... More >>

Te Matatini Welcomes Government Pledge To Kapa Haka

Friday, 22 December 2023, 2:16 pm | Te Matatini Society

Te Matatini Chairperson Ta Selwyn Parata and Chief Executive Carl Ross have welcomed the reassurance from the new Government to honour its commitment to foster the love of kapa haka within the regions and to fund the premier bi-annual Te Matatini kapa ... More >>

Te Matatini Announces New Festival Dates For 2015

Friday, 27 September 2013, 3:32 pm | Te Matatini Society

Te Matatini 2015, Aotearoa’s national Māori Kapa Haka championships attracting performers from around the country and Australia, will be held in Otautahi / Christchurch from 4 – 8 March 2015. More >>

Social Media, Internet Spread Kapa Haka Overseas

Tuesday, 26 February 2013, 5:08 pm | Te Matatini Society

The unique Māori art form of Kapa Haka has been on display in New Zealand, Australia and around the globe as large numbers of online viewers flocked to the Māori Television website to witness Te Matatini 2013 National Championships in Rotorua last week. More >>

New Zealand Post And Kiwibank Support Kapa Haka

Thursday, 7 February 2013, 1:25 pm | Te Matatini Society

New Zealand Post And Kiwibank Support Kapa Haka Two uniquely New Zealand institutions, New Zealand Post and Kiwibank, have become strategic partners with Te Matatini Society to support the uniquely Māori performance art of kapa haka. More >>

26-Tonne Maori Carving on the Move in Rotorua

Tuesday, 5 February 2013, 5:01 pm | Te Matatini Society

Possibly the largest Maori carving created in Aotearoa has been completed and will be moved to its first public appearance at Rotorua International Stadium on Thursday 7 February, says Te Matatini Society and the New Zealand Māori Arts & Crafts Institute. More >>

"Cultural Doorway" To Be Unveiled

Monday, 17 December 2012, 9:57 am | Te Matatini Society

Te Matatini Society and the New Zealand Māori Arts & Crafts Institute in Rotorua have joined together to create what may be the biggest carving made in Aotearoa when it is completed. More >>

Maori performing arts help build business bridge with China

Friday, 1 June 2012, 6:29 pm | Te Matatini Society

Maori performing arts is powerful medium for connecting businesses in New Zealand with those overseas, according to Te Matatini – the organisation responsible for growing Maori performing arts. More >>

Revival of ‘Haka Theatre’ During Rugby World Cup

Monday, 29 August 2011, 11:32 am | Te Matatini Society

A new evolution of powerful Māori performance, first developed 100 years ago, has its world premiere as part of the REAL New Zealand Festival during Rugby World Cup 2011. It’s called Haka Theatre and it blends several Māori performing arts into ... More >>

Prime Minister launches Kapa Haka stamp series

Thursday, 17 February 2011, 4:41 pm | Te Matatini Society

The Right Hon. Prime Minister John Key launched a new stamp series issued by New Zealand Post to coincide with the international Festival, Te Matatini o Te Ra 2011, Wai o Hika Estate in Gisborne today. More >>

Te Matatini mourns the loss of Kapa Haka icon

Saturday, 5 February 2011, 6:37 pm | Te Matatini Society

Ka tanuku, ka tanuku te tihi o maunga Haumi, ka tanuku kua hinga tetahi o ngā poutokomanawa o Te Matatini o te Ao kapa haka, a Pimia (Nen) Wehi. Nō reira, haere e te kōkā Pimia te tapairu o Mahaki, te roreka o te Ao o te kapa haka, te manu tīoriori o ... More >>




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