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 tutor for 2019 is Mrs G - if you are able to offer any help or tutoring for our roopu, we would be very grateful!

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.