Te Matatini has recognised Trevor Horowaewae Maxwell for his contribution to kapa haka with a lifetime award at the 2019 Waiata Māori Music Awards. The iconic 'Keeper of Traditions' award recognises those who have contributed their whole life to a kaupapa.
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Teacher, author, entertainer laid to rest
Teacher, author and entertainer Beatrice Piatarihi Tui Yates (nee Grant) affectionately known as 'Aunty Bea' was taken to her final resting place today.
Aunty Bea taken to Te Takinga Marae
Popular teacher, author and entertainer Beatrice Piatarihi Tui Yates (Nee Grant) affectionately known as 'Aunty Bea' was taken to Te Takinga Marae today. The 78-year-old passed away yesterday.
'Extraordinary' Talei Roimata Morrison laid to rest
Cervical cancer campaigner Talei Roimata Morrison has left behind an inspiring legacy as a kapa haka performer, teacher and mother. Over 2,000 people attended her funeral held at Te Papaiouru, Ōhinemutu in Rotorua today.
Te Waka Huia pay emotional tribute to Talei Morrison
The kapa haka community is in mourning after hearing of the passing of Talei Roimata Morrison who lost her battle to cancer. Five-time national winners Te Waka Huia commemorated her in their performance at the Tāmaki Makaurau Kapa Haka Regionals.
More goals on the horizon for Wetini Mitai-Ngatai
Haka exponent and businessman Wetini Mitai-Ngatai has been inducted into this year’s New Year's Honours List for his services to Māori performing arts. He is known for taking his haka group Te Matarae i o Rehu to two national titles and running his Māori tourism business, Mitai Māori Village.
New year, new focus for Raukura at Te Arawa secondary school haka regionals
National secondary schools kapa haka champions Raukura were faced with some fierce competition at the Te Arawa regionals today. Eight groups from secondary schools throughout the region took to the stage to compete for the Pine Taiapa Memorial trophy.
Super 9's haka competition in memory of the late Jojo Waaka
New Zealand Māori and Arts and Crafts Institute are in the process of lining up the first ever Jojo Super 9's kapa haka competition.
He Amorangi- Rangipo Puti Wallace-Ihakara
Te Hikuwai haka team and Rangipo Puti Wallace-Ihakara are the current holders of the Taini Morrison Trophy for Te Arawa Regional senior female leadership. The 19-year-old says their success isn't lead by one individual but by a number of people who are trying to maintain and preserve the traditional customs of their marae all around lake Rotoiti.
Residents of Te Koutu celebrate resource consent decision
Resource consent into a proposed 100-room hotel complex in the Te Koutu area has been declined.