Topics: Kapa Haka, Indigenous

Native Affairs – I am Raukawa

By Oriini Kaipara
  • North Island: West Coast

Mōtai Tangata Rau is a popular haka group who performed at Matatini this year. Like many groups they focus on the traditions of their own people in their performance.

But Mōtai is unique, they're the only Raukawa group who competed at Matatini. So what does it mean to be from Raukawa?