Fes­ti­val cel­e­bra­tion

Waikato Times - - News | Out & About -

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.

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