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Te Matatini 2019

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Held every two years the Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festivaltematatini.co.nz – celebrates the cultural dance of the Māori people of Aotearoa (New Zealand). It has an open door policy, where all people are welcome to come and experience timeless traditions.

Audiences experience the best kapa haka in the world, taste Māori food (kai) and local delicacies and shop for Māori arts and crafts. 2019’s event took place February 20-24 in Te Whanganui a Tara (Wellington). Auckland’s Ngā Tūmanako won the national kapa haka championship. Full results

2019
Hosts for the event are Te Whanganui-a-Tara collective – the Wellington Māori Cultural Society, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Ngāti Toa and Te Āti Awa.

‘Te Matatini ki te Ao’, has a deeper meaning than its English translation of “the many faces to the world.” Throughout te ao Māori (the Māori world) the suggestion is that the world’s people are invited to participate alongside iwi. The event hosts more than 3,000 of the world’s top kapa haka performers, tens of thousands of supporters and spectators, including local and international visitors.

New in 2019 – Live translation in Mandarin Chinese!

Connections
In addition to the performance, DOC invite visitors to kōrero with them about being kaitiaki for whenua and wai.. Aroha Hughes, Community Ranger for Te Matatini, says the event is a huge celebration of Māori culture and a great opportunity to kōrero kanohi ki te kanohi (face to face) with people from around the world. “We will get a huge buzz from being part of this festival of te ao Māori.

2021
Ngāti Whātua hosts Te Matatini at Auckland’s Eden Park.

Key Links
tematatini.co.nz
2019
Tickets
Facebook

Livestreaming
maoritelevision.com
maoritelevision.com/shows/te-matatini-2019
Schedule

English Translation
Haka Translatehakatranslate.nz – provides a free, simultaneous English translation service throughout live stage performances at the biennial Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival. In 2019, during Te Matatini ki te Ao, a multilingual service will be provided with the introduction of Mandarin translations. Haka Translate (formerly Hakarongo Mai) aired its first translated broadcast in 2007 after Te Matatini festival organisers recognised a need to cater for the signficant numbers of tourists and English speaking audiences attending the festival. The service has continued to grow in popularity, and demand, with subsequent festivals in Tauranga Moana, Gisborne, Rotorua, Christchurch and Hastings.
Facebook
https://www.hakatranslate.nz/day-one
https://www.hakatranslate.nz/day-two
​http://irirangi.net/listen-online/hakatranslate.aspx?id=4CA3C422-3224-2187-62BD-DA4BC246ADBC
http://apple.irirangi.net:8000/hakarongomai.aac

Headlines
What is Te Matatini? – Radio NZ
Te Matatini: Ngā Tūmanako win national kapa haka championship – Radio NZ
Incredible video of te reo Māori rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody
The evolution of Haka, Countdown to Te Matatini – RadioNZ
Resounding political statements from Te Matatini stage
Meet the DOC Whanau at Te Matatini
Watch: How to care for your taonga – Te Papa
From jandals to aroha – a survival kit for Te Matatini fans – RadioNZ
Chinese man to translate kapa haka festival’s te reo Māori into Mandarin – Newshub
Tiaki’s tremendous travels for Te Matatini

Markets
Toi Māori Art Market
maoriart.org.nz

Videos

Family-Friendly
The festival prides itself on being whānau (family) friendly, smoke-, and alcohol-free event.

Official Draw

Te Ihu – Thursday 21 February 2019 Te Haumi – Friday 22 February 2019 Te Kei – Saturday 23 February 2019
1. Te Reanga Morehu o Ratana 1. Te Pikikotuku o Ngāti Rongomai 1. Te Puu Ao
2. Hikurangi 2. Tu Te Maungaroa 2. Ngā Manu a Tāne
3. Ngā Purapura o Te Taihauāuru 3. Te Kapa Haka o Te Whānau a Kai 3. Ngā Uri Taniwha
4. Te Iti Kahurangi 4. Tutarakauika ki Rangataua 4. Tauira Mai Tawhiti
5. Matangirau 5. Te Roopū Manutaki Te Kapa Haka o Ngāti Whakaue
6. Te Matapihi 6. Te Taha Tū 6. Te Tini o Rehua
7. Ōpōtiki-Mai-Tawhiti 7. Te Rerenga Kōtuku 7. Kia Ngāwari
8. Te Kapa Haka o Ngāti Ranginui 8. Ngā Tumanako 8. Te Waka Huia
9. Ruātoki 9. Ngaa Pou o Taniwharau 9. Te Hikuwai
10. Te Manu Huia 10. Te Poutūmārō 10. Te Rangiura o Wairarapa
11. Ngāti Rangiwewehi 11. Ngā Taonga Mai Tawhiti 11 Manawa mai Tawhiti
12. Te Whānau a Apanui 12. Tu te Manawa Maurea 12. Te Pou-o-Mangataawhiri
13. Te Ahikaaroa 13. Whāngārā Mai Tawhiti 13. Te Mātārae I Ōrehu
14. Tūhourangi Ngāti Wāhiao 14. Te Tū Mataora 14. Mōtai Tangata Rau
15. Muriwhenua 15. Waihīrere 15. Te Hoe ki Matangireia
16. Hātea Kapa Haka

Wishlist
Kudos to the organizers for hosting such an important event. Here are a few recommendations:

1) Provide free, livestreaming video during the event. Check!

2) Provide real-time captions. Bonus points for translations

3) Tourism New Zealand could provide an explainer and promotion for the event.
Nothing so far

4) More maps! We’d love to know where the groups are from

5) Connect Te Matatini with other events, including Māori Language Week

6) Global viewing parties

Buzzword Bingo: Te Matatini is a biennial festival and competition celebrating the cultural dance of the Māori people of New Zealand

Quotes
Mā tini, mā mano, ka rangatira a kapa haka
Kapa Haka flourishes through the efforts of many

Misc
Hātea Kapa Haka

Embedded Tweets

Soundcloud

Wikipedia
Te Matatini
Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Previously

Te Matatini 2017

Learn Māori

Māori Language

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Haka

Pōwhiri

Planeta.com

Te Matatini

Māori

New Zealand = Aotearoa

Wellington

Department of Conservation New Zealand

Open

02 • February • Februar

2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

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