delights with kapa haka performances
Tears and smiles - it’s a mix of emotions when whānau watch their children performing kapa haka and this year was no exception at the Rotorua Primary Schools Māori Festival.
More than 20 schools have taken part in the festival, which has this year been held a little differently.
The festival, Te Ahurei o nga Kura ki Rotorua, has been held in Rotorua since the 1970s and each year sees between 32 and 40 Rotorua primary schools put on non-competitive performances for their whānau at the end of the year.
The Covid-19 pandemic cancelled the 2020 event and last year’s event was only held under some strict social distancing conditions. This year, the event clashed with another booking at the usual venue - the Rotorua Energy Events Centre - and organisers were not sure during their planning stages if the Sir Howard Morrison Centre would be open in time.
Link to article: Rotorua Primary Schools Māori Festival delights with kapa haka performances - NZ Herald