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