About the region
Tairāwhiti Cultural Development Trust Inc
Te Tairawhiti under the mantle of ‘Tamararo’ host annual kapa haka competitions for Senior, Junior and Primary roopu. 2016 is the 64th consecutive year of competition and I quote from Archbishop Brown Turei who at 92 is the only surviving member of the Tamararo committee:
“we started this kaupapa over 60 years ago with Bill Kerekere. It was started to fundraise for the Mihingare Pariha”
"Tairawhiti, he aha a ko atu".
Responsibility to your rohe:
The trustees of the Tairāwhiti Cultural Development Trust Inc. are appointed to foster, develop, and protect the traditional Māori performing arts in the pursuit of excellence.
The Tairāwhiti boundary extends from the Mohaka River in the south to Potikirua in the north.
I have been a member of the National Committee for 9 years.
Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Te Whanau a Apanui, Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Tuhoe, Ngai Tahu
The following 5 teams qualified for Te Matatini 2019 in Te Whanganui ā Tara:
Whāngārā Mai Tawhiti
Te Aroha Paenga
Te Kapa Haka o Te Whānau a Kai
Tū Te Manawa Maurea