The Tāmaki Makaurau senior kapa haka regionals get underway this coming Saturday. The event is known for its urban teams but this year Tumutumu Whenua will increase the presence of mana whenua in the competition as they take the stage for the first time. Led by a father-daughter combo, the group represents Ngāti Whātua whānui.
Eighteen marae from across the Ngāti Tūwhareroatoa district have come together to compete for the iwi's marae sports supreme championship trophy. The competition features 16 sports events from ki-ō-rahi, to pétanque, chess, crossfit and marae idol.