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Held every two years the Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival – tematatini.co.nz – celebrates the cultural dance of the Māori people of Aotearoa (New Zealand). 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 takes place February 20-24 in Te Whanganui a Tara (Wellington).

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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.

Key Links
tematatini.co.nz
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Tickets
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Family-Friendly
The festival prides itself on being whānau (family) friendly, smoke, and alcohol free event. It has an open door policy, where all people are welcome to come and experience timeless traditions.

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

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

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

5) 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

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