TUMEKE

Te Puke Kapa Haka Fes­ti­val show­cases the tal­ents of young cul­tural per­form­ers

Te Puke Times - - FRONT PAGE - Pho­tos by Chris­tine Boyd.

Schools from around the Te Puke area came to­gether last week for the Kapa Haka Fes­ti­val — Karanga o te Ran­gatahi.

Over two nights the TECT Ac­tion Cen­tre was full of fam­ily and friends en­joy­ing the show­case put on by lo­cal stu­dents.

The event is held ev­ery two years and is not a kapa haka com­pe­ti­tion but an op­por­tu­nity to show­case the tal­ent of the ta­mariki and en­ter­tain the com­mu­nity. Se­nior and ju­nior groups took to the stage to share wa­iata-a-ringa and haka learnt dur­ing the year.

PHO­TOS / CHRIS­TINE BOYD

Pon­gakawa School stu­dents Zoe Rive (left), Tyla Ah Fook, Meg Craw­ford, Peta Kohi, Jolisa White­head and Juliet Boyd.

Boys from Paen­garoa School take the stage. Front, from left, Aliki Quinn Suaesi, Ge­orge Craw­ford and Lu­cas Cameron.

Stu­dents from Maketu¯ School in ac­tion.

Shay­don Steele, Keeanu Te Moananui-Ed­wards, Pae­wai Tapsell-Wini­tana and Ai­dan McGet­ti­gan from Pon­gakawa School.

Kam­raang Ni­raki from Puke­hina School.

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