Kapa Haka

Kapa Haka Performance Roopu

We have a very enthusiastic Kapa Haka performance roopu at Tauwhare School (originally established by Mrs G in 2016) and all students from Year 4 to Year 6 are encouraged to join to learn traditional and contemporary Maori waiata and haka.  The tutor for 2022 is Nikita  Whaitiri - who we are grateful to have. 

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.  

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!

2019 Kapa Haka 

This year we have been invited to perform at Hillcrest High School as part of a Kaahui Ako initiative, alongside the seven other schools in our Hillcrest Kaahui Ako, as well as at the Matamata-Piako Cultural Festival in Morrinsville, in September.  

Once we have received further information about these events, any notices regarding kapa haka can be accessed here.

Kapa Haka Waiata

Here are links 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.

A Ha Ka Ma

E Nga Tupuna 

E Noho Tuheitia 

E rere

He Aha Raa

He Honore

E Minaka 

Hei Runga Hei Raro

E Ihowā Atua (God Defend New Zealand)

Ka Mate - Haka

Ka pioioi 

Me He Manu Rere

Poi E

Takoto ana au (Rona)

Taukatau (Haka)

Tauwhare E

Tihore Mai Te Rangi 

Toia Mai 

Toia Mai Te Waka Nei 

Tutira Mai

Utaina Mai

Whatiwhati To Hope

2018 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. 

2016 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.