Our People 

Ma tini, ma mano ka rangatira a Kapa Haka, Kapa Haka flourishes through the efforts of many

 


Regional Committees

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Te Matatini Society is made up of 13 regional committees supporting over 130 Kapa Haka teams. That’s over 4,000 performers throughout New Zealand and Australia. 

Each regional committee co-ordinates Kapa Haka events and activities within its area.  One delegate from each committee is elected to the National Committee.

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National Committee

The National Committee and Chairperson govern Te Matatini Society.  Current members include:

  • Tainui – Paraone Gloyne
  • Te Whenua Moemoea – Ihaka Cotter
  • Te Tau Ihu o te Waka a Maui – Dayveen Stephens
  • Mataatua – Te Kahautu Maxwell
  • Waitaha – Puamiria Parata-Goodall
  • Te Arawa – Rangitihi Pene
  • Te Tairāwhiti – Maui Tangohau
  • Chairman – Selwyn Parata
  • Aōtea – Kahurangi Simon
  • Te Taitokerau – Pauline Hopa
  • Rangitane – Christopher Whaiapu
  • Tāmaki Makaurau – Annette Wehi
  • Te Whanganui ā Tara – Wiremu Wehi

 


Executive Committee

Chaired by the National Committee Chairperson, the team comprises four delegates elected by the National Committee, and a delegate from the host committee for the National Festival.

Current Executive Committee members are:

  • Selwyn Parata (Chair)
  • Pauline Hopa
  • Annette Wehi
  • Te Kahautu Maxwell
  • Maui Tangohau
  • Puamiria Parata-Goodall (current Host Committee representative) 

 


Te Matatini Office

Managed by an Executive Director, the Te Matatini office is responsible for:

  • distributing funding for regional kapa haka development and national school competitions;
  • organising the Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival; 
  • coordinating international opportunities to showcase Kapa Haka overseas;
  • coordinating one off Kapa Haka events and productions;
  • growing sponsorship and revenue for Te Matatini and Kapa Haka development;
  • managing government and sponsor relationships;
  • government reporting. 

The current team at Te Matatini Office are:  

  • Darren Apanui, Executive Director
  • Titia Graham
  • Contracted specialists - used from time to time, and particularly in the lead up to the national festival