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Māori Television reports on the latest news in kapa haka, from regional, national and international levels.

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Retaining Tūhoe unique culture

By Mere McLean

Kapa haka took center stage at the Tūhoe Festival in Rotorua today.

Over the years it’s become a way of retaining Tūhoe unique culture for its youth which has been encouraged by compulsory items such as ‘Karanga, te whakatū waewae, wero, rau rākau and mōteatea.


Teenage son's heartfelt solo for his late father

By Taroi Black

A haka stalwart has been remembered onstage at the biggest Polynesian festival in the world.  Damon Heke passed away last year after a long battle with cancer, and his son Rehia Henare-Heke continued his legacy on the Māori stage with a performance that moved the crowds.