WORLD’S BEST KAPA HAKA ON DIS­PLAY

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Kapa haka roy­alty will hit the stage at The Cloud next Satur­day to cel­e­brate Matariki. Te Tau­mata Kapa Haka will fea­ture five of New Zealand’s top nine teams from Te Mata­tini 2017 - in­clud­ing the win­ner and run­ner-up. This year’s win­ner, Te Kapa Haka o Whangara-Mai-Tawhiti, have long been as­so­ci­ated with Maori per­form­ing arts, with group leader Derek Lardelli the man be­hind Kapa o Pango, a haka writ­ten specif­i­cally for the All Blacks. The show­case is a free fam­ily event and will take place from 12pm on July 1 on the Auck­land water­front at the The Cloud.

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