Topic: Kapa Haka

Manawa Mai Tawhiti takes out Te Whenua Moemoeā Kapa Haka Nationals

By Leah Te Whata

It was a clean sweep at the Te Whenua Moemoeā Australian National Māori Kapa Haka Festival in Canberra with haka group Manawa Mai Tawhiti taking the top spot.

Six groups took to the stage at Exhibition Park in Canberra vying for a spot at Te Matatini.

Being Australia's national haka festival, groups battled for an opportunity to return to the motherland and compete against the best of the haka world.

Joining Manawa Mai Tawhiti on the Te Matatini stage next year is Te Hoe ki Matangireia.

The full results of the Te Whenua Moemoeā Australian National Māori Kapa Haka Festival are:

Waiata Tira:
3rd - Te Hoe Ki Mātangireia
2nd - Te Raranga Whānui
1st - Manawa Mai Tawhiti

Te Reo:
3rd - Te Hoe Ki Mātangireia
2nd - Te Raranga Whānui
1st - Manawa Mai Tawhiti

Whakaeke:
3rd = Te Hoe Ki Mātangireia/Tūranga Ake
2nd - Te Raranga Whānui
1st - Manawa Mai Tawhiti

Mōteatea:
3rd = Te Raranga Whānui/Tūranga Ake
2nd - Te Hoe Ki Mātangireia
1st - Manawa Mai Tawhiti

Waiata ā Ringa:
3rd - Te Hoe Ki Mātangireia
2nd - Te Raranga Whānui
1st - Manawa Mai Tawhiti

Poi:
3rd - Tūranga Ake
2nd - Te Hoe Ki Mātangireia
1st - Manawa Mai Tawhiti

Haka:
3rd - Tūranga Ake
2nd = Te Raranga Whānui/Te Hoe Ki Mātangireia
1st - Manawa Mai Tawhiti

Whakawātea:
3rd - Te Raranga Whānui
2nd = Te Hoe Ki Mātangireia/Tūranga Ake
1st - Manawa Mai Tawhiti

Overall:
3rd - Te Raranga Whānui
2nd - Te Hoe Ki Mātangireia
1st - Manawa Mai Tawhiti