Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga hail from Te Matau ā Maui and represent Ngāti Kahungunu.
Established in 2007 by the whānau of the kura, this is the fourth time this team has competed on the national level.
This year the group is tutored by Tuhoe Huata, Maku Huata-Ropitini, Tiahuia Ropitini, Jojo Waaka and Pareiha Huata.
Leading the group on stage as kaitātaki wahine is Heke-Turoa Panache Ropitini and kaitātaki tāne, Turei Kire Hapuku.
Here is their waiata ā-ringa in which the group extends a welcome to the secondary schools representing their respective rohe for the Secondary Schools Kapa Haka Competition in 2016 which will be hosted by Te Matau ā Maui.