Te Matatini Shows


Between festivals and international engagements, Te Matatini produces special Kapa Haka events and shows. 

These include:

2009 - Koanga Festival.  A concert showcasing the top three Kapa Haka teams from Te Matatini 2009.  Funds raised were donated to the Samoan Tsunami Relief.

2011 - Te Ru o Te Manawa, Rotorua.  A fundraiser for the Christchurch Earthquake.  Eight of the top Te Matatini Festival teams, supported by additional Tainui and Te Arawa teams, provided a full day of kapa haka entertainment to over 8.000 people.

2011 - Rangatahi Leadership Programme.  Fifty Maori male rangatahi were selected to be part of the Rugby World Cup Opening, alongside the 2011 Te Matatini champions - Te Mataarae i Orehu.  The Maori component of the opening was choreographed by Tapeta and Annette Wehi.

2011 - Te Matatini Arohanui Show.  A ninety minute stage production blending Kapa Haka with contemproary dance and drama. 

2011 - Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Benefit Concert.  Opening of the concert by the cast of Arohanui.