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Waitaha

About the region

Rohe Delegate

Puamiria Parata-Goodall

Rohe Committee

Ngā Pākihi Whakatekateka o Waitaha Cultural Council

Rohe Chairman

Ngā Pākihi Whakatekateka o Waitaha Cultural Council has been promoting, supporting and encouraging Māori performing arts in Waitaha since 1965. Te Kiato Riwai founded the first kapa haka competitions in Te Waipounamu because she believed performance encouraged prosperity and provided a way in which Māori could declare their aspirations and hopes for the future.


Responsibility to your rohe:

The purpose of the council is to strive for excellence in Māori performing arts and cultural activities within the Waitaha region and to be responsible for the promotion and development of the kapa haka.


Rohe boundaries:

The Waitaha takiwā is the area of Te Waipounamu south of Marlborough and covers the rest of the island, coast to coast and extends all way to Rakiura.


Regional Contacts

Puamiria Parata-Goodall
Rohe Delegate
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Ranui Ngarimu
Rohe Chairman
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Rangimarie Parata Takurua
Rohe Vice Chairman
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Qualifying Teams

The following 3 teams qualified for Te Matatini 2019 in Te Whanganui ā Tara:

 

Ngā Manu a Tāne

Melissa Waitoa-Paki

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Te Poutūmārō

Tom Alesana

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Te Ahikaaroa

Savanah Tukariri

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