It's a group that binds the five Far North tribes. Muriwhenua entered the competitive kapa haka section in 2010, and for the first time they've won the regional title.
According to Pene Tawhara, “We've practiced long and hard to reach this level, so it's humbling to represent Te Hiku o Te Ika, and the wider Muriwhenua region.”
Hokianga is a group that has maintained a qualifying position for the nationals and after tireless nights of practice they grabbed second.
This year the angelic voices of Hātea return to the stage coming in as this year's third place getters.
Te Pūao will return to the national stage and as the fourth place getters they move forward to Te Matatini competition in Christchurch.
Te Tai Tokerau’s lucky teams will advance, taking the big stage next year.