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Te Matapūhou - Te Matatini Rangatahi Leadership Programme

ROTORUA 20-24 April, 2020


 Te Matatini will launch our new and improved “Te Matapūhou” Rangatahi Leadership (previously known as the Youth leadership development programme) in April 2020, Rotorua.

The programme is open to Year 12 and 13 students who are interested in developing their leadership skills through the elements of Kapa Haka.

All costs for the programme will be covered. The programme will be delivered over the course of a four-day wānanga.

All successful applicants will receive:  

  • Travel to and from Rotorua
  • Accommodation
  • All meals will be catered
  • Activities included in the programme (TBA)
  • Participation pack
  • An opportunity to meet and greet Haka Idols
  • Apparel

There will be a maximum of 40 participants for this intake. This is open to all eligible Rangatahi in Aotearoa.






Registration information

Te Matapūhou April 2020



Te Matatini National board will select successful applicants from those that meet our criteria.  


  • Must be year 12 or 13 
  • Must be a part of their school Kapa Haka
  • Must be interested in continuing to participate in a Kapa Haka group after finishing school
  • Must reside in Aotearoa
  • Must be available for the entire duration of the program

Finally please email a cover letter outlining the following things;

  • What does leadership look like to you?
  • What your aspirations are for the future?
  • What you would like to get out of the programme?
  • Your current involvement in Kapa Haka 

Email to :

Any further questions can also be submitted to our Project Coordinator to the email above.