Wellington's premier sporting and hospitality venue, Westpac Stadium is set to be the next battleground for arguably the most prominent biennial event on the Māori calendar.
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Te Iti Kahurangi force online shopping site to 'back-down'
An overseas online shopping site has been forced to remove household items bearing the image of nationally acclaimed kapa haka, Te Iti Kahurangi.
Whāngārā Mai Tawhiti to hold fundraiser for wharekai restoration
Current national champions Whāngārā Mai Tawhiti are hosting a social event at Pt Chevalier RSA in Auckland to raise funds for the restoration of the Whāngārā Marae wharekai.
The Cloud to roar with world’s best kapa haka for Matariki
The Cloud is set to reverberate with waiata next Saturday as kapa haka royalty hits the stage to celebrate Matariki Festival 2017 at Te Taumata Kapa Haka.
Native Affairs – I am Raukawa
Mōtai Tangata Rau is a popular haka group who performed at Matatini this year. Like many groups they focus on the traditions of their own people in their performance.
Te Iti Kahurangi makes bold political statement with performance
Kīngi Kiriona, leader of Te Iti Kahurangi who took third place at this year’s Te Matatini says the group’s whakaeke aimed to make a strong political statement.
Derek Lardelli honoured and stunned at team's title winning performance
Whāngārā Mai Tawhiti leader Derek Lardelli is honoured and stunned to see his team climb from ninth place in the preliminaries to becoming the overall Te Matatini champions.
Handling those haka withdrawals
Te Matatini 2017 has wrapped after a stunning four days of exceptional kapa haka performances in Hastings. Many spectators are returning home wondering how to fill the void left after this spectacular weekend.
Whangārā Mai Tawhiti take out overall championship at Te Matatini 2017
Whāngārā Mai Tawhiti have been named the overall champions of Te Matatini 2017 and are the new recipients of Te Toa Whakaihu Waka - Duncan Mclntyre Trophy.
Tuhourangi and Tauira Mai Tawhiti return to Matangirua.
Two groups have climbed back into the top 9 after missing out the past few tournaments.