Kapa haka group keen to compete
Waiheke High School’s Piringakau Kapa Haka is raising money to enter competitions in Auckland for the first time.
Two events this week will help get uniforms for about 35 young people and cover the costs of entering Te Ahurea Tino Rangatiratanga on October 28.
Te Ahurea is a competition for Auckland secondary schools and will be a great learning experience for the team, said Ma¯ori performing arts teacher Te Ao Ma¯rama Hau.
‘‘For over a decade, Waiheke High School has not been in any kapa haka festivals, so it’s pretty overdue for our school to make its mark on this competition,’’ Hau said.
Tonight, Piringakau will perform at the school’s hospitality dinner at Thomas’ Bach. The dinner has an Aotearoa theme and tickets are $75.
The Disney movie, Moana, in te reo Ma¯ori will screen for free at Waiheke Cinema on September 16 at 2pm to celebrate Ma¯ori Language Week. A screening of Moana in te reo on September 17 at 11am will raise money for the kapa haka group to compete. Tickets are $20 and include refreshments.
Waiheke Ma¯ori artists have donated about 12 artworks for prizes in a raffle that will also raise money for the kapa haka group.
For all tickets, phone 371 9000.