Hī Hā 2015 packs them in

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23 Nov 2015

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CPIT's Te Puna Wānaka Kapa Haka performers at Hī Hā 2015. From far left, Kristopher Jones and Haare Te Piki Kotuku Skerrett-White.

CPIT's Te Puna Wānaka celebrated its 20th anniversary in style last week with the staging of the annual Hī Hā cultural performance.

Te Puna Wānaka third year Bachelor of Māori Language and Indigenous Studies students put on Māori and Pasifika items at their end of year show, which also encompassed the talents of CPIT's music arts programme and the wider community including Christchurch's Tuahiwi School and local Kaumātua.  

It was also the first time the event had been held in CPIT's newly opened Te Whareora health and wellbeing centre, CPIT Humanities acting head of department Hemi Hoskins said.

"We needed a bigger venue to accommodate the growing crowd that comes to the event. It's a big undertaking for our third year students who put the show on, and we'd like to give ongoing thanks for all the help makes the event possible."

Staging the show was part of the bachelor course programme, he said.