Tainui kapa haka regionals postponed till August

updated By Te Ao - Māori News

The Tainui Kapa Haka Regionals have been postponed after a hui was held late last night. 

A new date of Saturday 29 August has been agreed upon.

In a statement, the Tainui Waka Cultural Trust Chair, Paraone Gloyne says, "Maātua rā kia whakatau ngaātahi ngā kapa, i eānei rā me ōna rerenga kētanga, heoi anō, ko te ora te mātāmua, ko te whakataetae te mātāmuri – It is important that the rōpū make the decision together in this ever-changing environment, however, the wellbeing of the people is the priority, competition is secondary."

The original date for the competition was April 18 at Te Papanui, Claudelands Arena in Hamilton.