Pow­er­ful per­for­mances dur­ing Hau­raki fes­ti­val

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Wet weather didn’t dampen spir­its at this year’s Hau­raki Cul­tural Fes­ti­val at Ngahutoitoi Marae in Paeroa.

Spokesper­son Caro­line Karu said there were 14 Ko­hanga Reo and pri­mary per­for­mances on Oc­to­ber 27, fol­lowed by another 14 per­for­mances by se­nior and adult kapa haka groups on Oc­to­ber 28.

The fes­ti­val was one of the old­est Kapa Haka events in New Zealand, with three gen­er­a­tions par­tic­i­pat­ing, she said.

Groups trav­elled from around the Hau­raki district for the fes­ti­val, as well as Mor­rinsville, Hamil­ton and Taupo.

The over­all in­ter­me­di­ate win­ners in the Hau­raki sec­tion were Te Wharekura o Manaia, with Thames High School com­ing sec­ond place.

In the open sec­tion, Te Wharekura o Te Kaokaoroa o Pa¯tetere came first and Te Wharekura o Manaia, sec­ond.

The over­all se­nior win­ners were Te Tira Haka o Ngahutoitoi, and in sec­ond place were Te Tira Haka o Waihi.

The over­all ju­nior win­ners in the Hau­raki sec­tion were Te Wharekura o Manaia, first, and poutere School, sec­ond. In the open sec­tion, Te Wharekura o Manaia was first and To¯ku Ma¯pihi Mau­rea was sec­ond.

* More pho­tos on pages 6 and 7

TERESA RAM­SEY/STUFF

Toku Mapihi Mau­rea, from Hamil­ton, had some great for­ma­tions dur­ing their per­for­mance.

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