As a first time participant of Te Atakura we were thrilled to have so many performers and supporters on stage at Hui-ā-Iwi. It was a bit nerve wracking being first up but we managed to surprise ourselves. Waiariki did a fantastic job designing the t-shirts and everyone really enjoyed both performing and watching the other groups throughout the morning. [Read more…]

Time to dust off the poi and warm up the voice because Te Atakura is just around the corner. Te Atakura is the non-competitive Ngāi Tahu whānau kapa haka festival. It’s a great time to catch up with whānau and friends, kōrero with our aunties, uncles, tāua, pōua and moko, gossip with our mates, watch some awesome performances…and then jump up on the stage and perform. [Read more…]