Topic: Kapa Haka

Te Haaro o te Kaahu Kapa Haka Kura Tuarua 2016-Ōtaki te Rāhui Kura

By Online News

Ōtaki te Rāhui Kura is made up of students from Te Kura ā-iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua-Mano and Te Rito, representing the wider Ōtaki region.

The group has been taught by tutors Tānira Cooper, Te Kawairirangi Herangi, Rongomai Te Hei and Trist Rewiti.

The kaitātaki wahine of the group is Keakea Rikihana. Their kaitātaki tāne is Johnny Hauraki.

The item the group has chosen to share is their Waiata Tira “Te Tūanga o te Rākau” by Tanira Cooper.

The symbol in the centre of the bodice depicts the Raukawa tree. The branches represent the connection between the Ngāti Raukawa, Te Āti Awa and Ngāti Toarangatira iwi. 

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