Government urged to revisit Te Matatini funding
The debate over funding for Aotearoa’s biggest cultural festival continues – 51 years since the first competition.
Te Matatini Herenga Waka Herenga Tangata Festival draws in an international audience and is the “only service provider required to have a television and online presence of 1 million”.
In 2022, the Government gave Te Matatini an increase of $1 million, taking the total funding to $2.9m.
But the organisers of the “Olympics of kapa haka” are disappointed, saying the funding is not enough.
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