Topics: Kapa Haka, Te Matatini

An indefinite break for Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato kapa haka

By Hone-Haunui Rapana
  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

This Saturday members of the legendary kapa haka, Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato will gather to acknowledge and celebrate the group's achievements over its illustrious 30 year history.

Haka veteran Joe Harawira led the group for several years, and he said the celebration was the last time for former performers to gather to remember and pay homage.

While the intention was to disestablish the group, Mr Harawira says that former tutor Tīmoti Kāretu has given his permission should someone express the wish to resurrect the group.