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Te Matatini 2019

Te Matatini ki te Ao

 

 

 Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival

20 - 24 February, 2019

Westpac Trust Stadium

 

 

 


Te Matatini ki te Ao

THE MULTIFACETED LEVELS BEING SHOWCASED TO THE WORLD

 

The festival theme ‘Te Matatini ki te Ao’ is the ‘name’ of the 2019 festival. The theme is an embodiment of the aspirations and dreams of the festival hosts Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Te Atiawa me ngā iwi o Taranaki whānui.

The iwi of the region – whose responsibility it is to manaaki visitors to the festival – envisage a festival brand that will exemplify the cultural vibrancy of Wellington; the phenomena that make up the geography and natural elements of the area; and the rich heritage and kōrero of mana whenua.

The theme promotes the status of Te Matatini as a world-class festival, and will be a global stage for Māori performance excellence featuring the very best in competitive kapa haka.

‘Te Matatini ki te Ao', has a deeper meaning than its English translation of “the many faces to the world”. Throughout te ao Maori (the Māori world) the suggestion is that the world’s people are invited to participate alongside iwi, as we prepare to attract over 3,000 of the world’s top kapa haka exponents, tens of thousands of supporters and spectators, attracting both local and international tourists, as they converge on to Te Whanganui a Tara in February of 2019. 


Official Draw

Te Matatini 2019

Te Ihu - Thursday 21 February 2019 Te Haumi - Friday 22 February 2019 Te Kei - Saturday 23 February 2019
1. Te Reanga Morehu o Ratana 1. Te Pikikotuku o Ngāti Rongomai 1. Te Puu Ao
2. Hikurangi 2. Tu Te Maungaroa 2. Ngā Manu a Tāne
3. Ngā Purapura o Te Taihauāuru 3. Te Kapa Haka o Te Whānau a Kai 3. Ngā Uri Taniwha
4. Te Iti Kahurangi 4. Tutarakauika ki Rangataua 4. Tauira Mai Tawhiti
5. Matangirau 5. Te Roopū Manutaki Te Kapa Haka o Ngāti Whakaue
6. Te Matapihi 6. Te Taha Tū 6. Te Tini o Rehua
7. Ōpōtiki-Mai-Tawhiti 7. Te Rerenga Kōtuku 7. Kia Ngāwari
8. Te Kapa Haka o Ngāti Ranginui 8. Ngā Tumanako 8. Te Waka Huia
9. Ruātoki 9. Ngaa Pou o Taniwharau 9. Te Hikuwai
10. Te Manu Huia 10. Te Poutūmārō 10. Te Rangiura o Wairarapa
11. Ngāti Rangiwewehi 11. Ngā Taonga Mai Tawhiti 11 Manawa mai Tawhiti
12. Te Whānau a Apanui 12. Tu te Manawa Maurea 12. Te Pou-o-Mangataawhiri
13. Te Ahikaaroa 13. Whāngārā Mai Tawhiti 13. Te Mātārae I Ōrehu
14. Tūhourangi Ngāti Wāhiao 14. Te Tū Mataora 14. Mōtai Tangata Rau
15. Muriwhenua 15. Waihīrere 15. Te Hoe ki Matangireia
16. Hātea Kapa Haka