Posts Tagged ‘Kapa haka’

Hato Paora protest sees kapa haka poi ban revoked Comments 0

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Hato Paora College has successfully protested over a rule stopping boys-only schools doing the poi at the National Secondary Schools kapa haka competition. Last month, the organising committee for the competition told boys-only schools they would have to swap poi routines for mau rakau – performances using taiaha. But that change has now been revoked, following Hato Paora’s Read more

Hato Paora College Kapa Haka in Wellington Comments 0

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

The Senior A Hato Paora Team and Turakina Maori Girls’ College, Kapa Haka groups will be performing their brackets from the 2014 National Secondary Schools’ Competition at Pipitea Marae on Saturday 6 September from 4pm to 6.30pm.  This Concert is the initiative of the Wellington-based Old Boys who have worked together with some Wellington based parents Read more

Morvin Simon’s contribution to Kapa Haka acknowledged at Symposium Comments 0

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

At the first national symposium celebrating haka excellence, Whanganui River kaumatua Morvin Simon, along with another prominent figure in the arts, Dr Ngapo Wehi of Ngai Tuhoe and Te Whakatohea, were acknowledged for their outstanding involvement in kapa haka. Both men were presented with honorary bachelor degrees in Maori performing arts. Whakatane-based Maori tertiary institution Read more