Ki Ahitereiria, e whakarite ana ngā kapa haka i te Whenua Moemoeā mō tā rātou whakataetae ā-rohe. I tēnei tau ko Te Urupū te rohe kua whakaritea hei raupi i ngā kapa me te whakahaere i te kaupapa.
E whitu nga kapa haka ka tu atu ki te papawhakatuwaewae apopo ki roto o te Urupu nei, me te tumanako ia kia eke ai etahi o ratou hei whakakanohi i a Ahitereiria hei te tau Rua Mano Tekau Ma Whitu ki roto o Ngati Kahungunu.
Pera ki nga kapa i te kainga, he kaha no enei ropu o Ahitereria ki te whakaharatau
Hei tā Gaylene Karaka no Turanga Ake, “One of the biggest things that we have is commitment. If you have commitment then you have everything. So we're just stepping the commitment up but with that comes sacrifice, a hundred percent on the floor, a hundred percent with fundraising. A hundred percent commitment, that's what we're asking this time.”
Ehara i te mea ko te kaha noaiho ta nga kapa whakapau haere ai.
“Ko Nga Manu Waiata, te kahakaha hoki o nga mema, kei roto i te kapa. Kia kohikohi te putea i te tuatahi kia haere ki Perth,” hei tā Raureti Tahuriorangi no Nga Manu Waiata.
“Not many would know but I suppose it's dearer than flying back home if not the same sort of thing. So although we're still flying domestic, you know it's a costly factor getting there, not only just to get ourselves there but all our mea. All our kakahu and all those kinds of things are definitely not an easy task,” hei tā Dre Ahipene no Turanga Ake.
Heoi, ahakoa te nama nui, ko te kaingakaunui ki nga mahi a rehia te mea nui.
“At the end of the day it's nothing but going to Perth, being with our whanau, that's what counts,” hei tā Ellen Maru no Ngā Manu Waiata.
“For the love of haka, for the love of our reo, our history, our culture. And our people,” hei tā Raureti Tahuriorangi no Nga Manu Waiata.
“The things I've seen from kapa haka in Australia is awesome! The level of kapa haka has gone even higher than what it used to be. And I'm proud of the Australian Maori that are doing that. It's getting better and better each year,” hei tā Nukumai Manihere no Te Taurahere o Nga Waka.
Ka mutu e wawata tonu ana nga kapa ki Ahitereria kia noho mai ratou hei rohe tawharau i Te Matatini a tona wa.
E ai ki a Ellen Maru no Ngā Manu Waiata, “Hopefully we get that chance in the near future but oh I think they've got you know the next couple of years already planned. But hopefully that Australia does get that chance to hold a Te Matatini here.”
Taria te wa kite ai tatou mena ka whakatutukihia tera moemoea e o tatou whanaunga i Te Whenua Moemoea.