Kapa haka cham­pi­ons

The Tribune (NZ) - - FRONT PAGE -

Led by kai­tataki wahine Paige Bishop, 12, Mon­rad In­ter­me­di­ate kapa haka group Nga Iti Rearea (The Lit­tle Bell­birds), per­formed their win­ning rou­tine for the school at a re­cent as­sem­bly. Nga Iti Rearea took out the top prize at the re­cent bi­en­nial Ko Whiri Tika Mai, Manawatu-Horowhenua re­gional kapa haka com­pe­ti­tion to qual­ify for the 2017 na­tional Te Mana Ku­ratahi con­test, to be held in Gis­borne in 2017. The group’s win­ning style can be fur­ther ap­pre­ci­ated when it per­forms on Thurs­day night at the light­ing of the city Christ­mas tree in The Square.

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