Kapahaka

Kapa Haka Performance Roopu

We have a very enthusiastic Kapa Haka performance roopu at Tauwhare School and students from Year 4 to Year 6 are encouraged to join to learn traditional and contemporary Maori waiata and haka. The tutors for 2018 are Whaea Nikita Whaitiri, Matua Iwa Puru, Nanny Bossy, Nanny Bully, Mrs Elliot and Mrs G.

In Kapa Haka this year, the students are learning a variety of himene (hymns), waiata (songs), waiata-a-ringa (action songs), mau rakau, poi and haka. They will be performing some items at school events, such as our Matariki celebration and our end-of-year prize giving and celebration.

This year we have also been invited to perform at Tai Ohinga Maro in Hamilton on 31 August, 2018 as well as at the Matamata-Piako Cultural Festival in Morrinsville, on 6 September, 2018. All notices regarding kapa haka can be found here.

We welcome any help, so if Kapa Haka is something you would like to be part of, please do come and see us or send us an email. We would love to have more people on board!


Kapa Haka Performance Photos

Click on the links to view photos from our recent performances.

Tai Ohinga Maro in Hamilton on 31 August, 2018

Matamata-Piako Cultural Festival in Morrinsville, on 6 September, 2018.


Kapa Haka Songs

Here is a link to the lyrics and songs that the Kapa Haka group are learning and where possible, YouTube links to help our students learn the tunes.

Please play the links so the children can keep learning the songs and dances.

God Defend New Zealand

A Ha Ka Ma

E Noho Tuheitia

E rere

He Aha Raa

He Honore

Hei Runga Hei Raro

Ka Mate - Haka

Ka Pioioi

Me He Manu Rere

Poi E

Taukatau - Haka

Tauwhare E

Toia Mai Te Waka Nei

Tutira Mai

Utaina Mai

Whatiwhati To Hope


Z Station Performance

Tauwhare School Kapa Haka Performance Group (whew, there's a mouthful!) were very fortunate to be asked to perform at the new Hamilton Z on Kahikatea Drive to officially open the station. In return, Z donated $500 to Tauwhare School so that we can purchase more uniforms and resources for teaching of Kapa Haka and Te Reo. We are extremely grateful to Selwyn Cook and Z Stations for supporting Tauwhare School again.

Enjoy the video of the opening and the Kapa Haka Performances.