Tickets to the world’s largest Kapa Haka (Māori Performing Arts) competition, Te Matatini ki te Ao, are now on sale.
Some of the country's best composers and performers gathered to celebrate the rich 50-year history of Te Roopū Manutaki.
The last 'Golden Girl' from the founding era of veteran Māori Club Ngāti Pōneke, Riria Utiku (nee Walker), has finally been laid to rest. At 102 years old, she was farewelled by friends and family at Wellington's Pipitea Marae.
Since the launch in May 2017, the camps have coached more than 2500 kids at 20 schools in America, Europe and Asia.
The renowned teacher and kapa haka leader will be honoured on the anniversary of her cancer diagnosis with a fun ride and hīkoi.
Te Kura o Te Teko have taken out their regional kapa haka competition of Te Rangitaiki over the weekend. They are also last year winners of the national primary schools held in Gisborne. The Rangitaiki festival was a two day event held in Whakatāne.
A total of 46 teams from 13 regions across New Zealand and Australia have qualified to compete at the 2019 Te Matatini Ki Te Ao competition hosted by Te Whanganui-a-Tara collective - the Wellington Māori Cultural Society, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Ngāti Toa and Te Āti Awa.
Six more charter schools are set to become designated character schools next year. The Ministry of Education says a character school has a particular character which sets it apart from ordinary state schools and kura kaupapa Māori.