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TE MATATINI - KAPA HAKA AOTEAROA

TE MATATINI HERENGA WAKA HERENGA TANGATA NATIONAL KAPA HAKA FESTIVAL 2023

MEDIA RELEASE


MONDAY 11th APRIL, 2022



In light of the Government’s COVID-19 announcement to remove all outdoor event gathering limits from Friday 25 March, Te Matatini is delighted to announce that the new dates for Te Matatini Herenga Waka Herenga Tangata National Kapa Haka Festival 2023, to take place at Ngā Ana Wai (Eden Park) in Tāmaki Makaurau are:


• Pōhiri: Tuesday 21st February 2023 • Competition Days: Wednesday 22nd - Friday 24th February 2023 • Te Matangirua (Finals Day): Saturday 25th February 2023

“We’d like to acknowledge and thank our kapa haka community, sponsors, strategic partners, hau kāinga and all those involved in organising the festival, who continue to work hard to stage a world-class event in 2023,” says Chairman, Mr Selwyn Parata.

“Tiakina te whakapapa continues to be at the forefront of all that Te Matatini does. We will continue to plan for the delivery of a safe event for all to enjoy and be a part of,” says Carl Ross, Chief Executive of Te Matatini.

“Our team at Eden Park (Ngā Ana Wai) is thrilled to host the next Te Matatini festival, New Zealand’s most prestigious national kapa haka event. The festival is guaranteed to be a standout date on everyone’s calendar in February 2023,” says Chief Executive of Eden Park, Nick Sautner.

Please visit our Te Matatini website: www.tematatini.co.nz to sign up for our mailing list and keep up to date with information and when tickets are available for Te Matatini Herenga Waka Herenga Tangata National Kapa Haka Festival 2023.

Mana motuhake ki te kāinga. Matatū, Mataora, Matatini ki te ao.


ENDS.

EDITORS NOTES

On Tuesday 22 March 2022, the Government announced some key changes to the COVID-19 Protection Framework. For all the updated details and information relating to these new changes and when they will be implemented, please visit the official New Zealand COVID-19 website and Life at Red.

In addition to the removal of all capacity limits for outdoor events and gatherings, the Government also announced that there will be no requirement to use My Vaccine Passes from 4 April 2022.


Government vaccine mandates for some workers will also be removed. The workers still covered by government vaccine mandates include health and disability sector workers, prison staff, and border and MIQ workers.


Te Matatini receives all updated COVID-19 information from these trusted sources – the Ministry of Health, Unite Against COVID, and Karawhiua channels.


Media contact:

Janay Tauri

021 228 8322

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