Porirua kapa haka impresses
Te Kura Maori o Porirua gave a strong performance at Te Whanganui- a- Tara secondary schools kapa haka competition at Te Rauparaha Arena on Friday.
More than 1300 visitors turned out for the event, including dozens of Te Kura Maori o Porirua supporters, who responded to the group’s performance with their own spontaneous chant.
Eight kapa haka groups from schools around the Wellington region took part.
Groups were given about 30 minutes to perform a range of kapa haka items and waita, many in traditional dress.
The event was hosted by Kuzy Matt Williams, Tere Harrison and Te Hamua Nikora.
Man power: Te Waimatao Ropata, left, Tamati Kahukiwa-O’Hagan and Tupaea Hekenui follow behind Jessica-Maraea Mako-Andersen of Te Kura Maori o Porirua.
Strong start: Kaitataki wahine (female leader) Jessica-Maraea MakoAndersen leads Te Kura Maori o Porirua on to the stage.