Kapa Haka update

By Maia Hamilton | Posted: Monday April 10, 2023

Our Kapa Haka Group number about 25 students ranging from year 9 to year 13. We have been revisiting our old songs as a baseline for our new students to learn how our group works together.

We welcomed  a new tutor joining us this year called Whaea Ange, she has a lifetime of Māori Performing Arts experience and has really helped the group with blending melody and harmonies. Recently our School Service involved performing for the Race Unity Assembly after only 2 practices to showcase an example of Māori culture. It was quite difficult because of the short amount of preparation although the end result was well received.

The rehearsed go-to set of waiata are quite well known and have been popular within primary, junior and senior school and also within the general mainstream community.

Hallelujah/Hareruia - has a focus on vocal, harmonizing, blends, volume control - it's a choral piece, song of praise.

Te Taukaea Aroha known to many as Ko Te Whirika- Energy, Fun, up beat and joyful- with a focus on relationships and friendships.  Writers- Charisma Rangipuna and Paulette Tamati-Eliffe

Tahu Potiki- Haka Taparahi- To encourage descendants to be more active in all aspects of life. 

Our goals for this year are to go Te Hautonga (a Kapa Haka competition) in Invercargill and to also perform at the local Otago Polyfest. 

There are a number of activities we are planning next term and we are fundraising over the holidays to get us to Hautonga. 

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