Māori community treated to stirring Haka performances

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27 Mar 2013

CPIT’s marae filled with soulful singing, chest thumping and poi swinging as Canterbury’s kapa haka groups performed to a packed house of family and community members on Sunday 26 March.

The hakas at CPIT’as Te Puna Wānaka department struck a chord between paying homage to traditon and introducing new contemporary themes and forms and were performed with passion and committment.

Haka performance

Kapa Haka group Te Ahi Kōmau a Hamo Te Rangi perform to a full house at CPIT’s Te Puna Wānaka Community Day.

First on the programme was Te Ahi Kōmau a Hamo Te Rangi, regional winners of the Te Matatini 2013 competition. Ngā Manu A Tāne and Te Kotahitanga followed, contributing to a varied programme.

Te Puna Wānaka works closely with local communities and offers a range of full time and part time courses in Māori and Pasifika Studies, Sports Training (TOA Sports) and Indigenous Culture and Māori language. Māori language qualifications, which are offered from entry level foundation studies through to programmes at certificate, diploma and degree level, are grounded in Te Reo and Tikanga Māori.