audience in celebration of Te Reo Māori
Aotearoa’s top two kapa haka, from Auckland and Rotorua, were welcomed by local kapa haka Te Ahi a Tahurangi, with stunning performances at the Wellington Opera house on Saturday as part of Wellington's Māori Language Festival.
Te Matatini champions Ngā Tūmanako (Auckland) and Te Pikikōtuku o Ngāti Rongomai (Rotorua) both delivered melodic choral waiata and ground-shaking takahi.
But the welcoming performance by Whanganui-a-tara locals, Te Ahi a Tahurangi (Wellington), too, grabbed the audience's attention, with their young lead performer.
Link to video and article: Kapa haka champions stun audience in celebration of Te Reo Māori (1news.co.nz)