Te Anga Pa¯ua o Aotearoa recently hosted the inaugural National Kapa Haka Festival 2018. Fifteen teams from around the country performed in Hamilton at the Claudelands Events Centre showcasing immense talents. They were supported by IDEA Services. KELLY HODEL captured the action.
Kapa haka group Te Roopu o Kihi Waikato and the King Country. Kirihi Maxwell from Te Roopu Akoranga, Tauranga, participates in the national kapa haka festival.
Neville Johnson, centre, is having a ball on stage at the festival.
Kathy Gillard, left, focuses on her performance at the festival.
Charlotte Kepa from Te Roopu mai Rotorua Whanui.
Gordon Walker from Te Roopu mai Rotorua Whanui.
Sophia San performing at the kapa haka festival.
Crystal Grey leads by example at the kapa haka festival held at Claudelands Events Centre.
Jacob Ross from Te Waka toka o Heretaunga, Hawke’s Bay.
Gordon Walker, left, and Darryl Wauld have some quiet time before taking the stage.