Topics: Kapa Haka, Kura Tuarua

Ngāpuhi descendants celebrate 40th birthday of Tai Tokerau Festival

By Wepiha Te Kanawa
  • Northland

Hundreds of Ngāpuhi descendants turned out to the 40th celebration of the Tai Tokerau Festival, which kicked off yesterday in Opononi.

28 Northland high school haka groups took to the stage in the hope of being named the top haka group in the region.

It's was a celebration of their Tai Tokerau identity. 

See the program for day 1 and 2 of the festival below:

2015 Te Taitokerau Secondary Schools Kapa Haka Festival
 
Day One
 
9.30am POWHIRI
Performing Students on Stage 40
20 minute bracket – 5 minute interval changeover.
Start Time Gymnasium
11.05am – 11.25am Te Kura Takiwa o Opononi Area School Past Students
Start Time Marquee
11.30am – 11.50am T.K.K o Opononi Area School Past Students
11.30am – 11.50am Te Kura Takiwa o Opononi Area School
11.55am – 12.15pm Te Kura Takiwa o Opononi Area School
11.55am – 12.15pm Tauraroa Area School
12.20pm – 12.40pm Tauraroa Area School
12.20pm – 12.40pm Te Pūmanawa o Te Wairua (TKHK Whangaruru)
12.45pm – 1.05pm Te Pūmanawa o Te Wairua (TKHKWhangaruru)
12.45pm – 1.05pm LUNCH BREAK
1.10pm – 1.30pm LUNCH BREAK
1.10pm – 1.30pm Tikipunga High School
1.35pm – 1.55pm Tikipunga High School
1.35pm – 1.55pm Dargaville High School
2.00pm – 2.20pm Dargaville High School
2.00pm – 2.20pm Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kaikohe
2.25pm – 2.45pm Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kaikohe
2.25pm – 2.45pm Kerikeri High School
2.50pm –Okaihau College
3.15pm – 3.35pm Okaihau College
3.15pm – 3.35pm Bream Bay College
3.40pm – 4.00pm Bream Bay College
3.40pm – 4.00pm Whangaroa College
4.05 – 4.25pm Whangaroa College
4.05pm – 4.25pm Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Tonga o Hokianga
4.30pm – 4.50pm Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Tonga o Hokianga
4.30pm KARAKIA
 
 
2015 Te Taitokerau Secondary Schools Kapa Haka Festival
 
Day Two

Performing Students on Stage 40
20 minute bracket – 5 minute interval changeover.
Start Time Gymnasium
8.30am – 8.50am Mahurangi College
Start Time Marquee
8.55am – 9.15am Mahurangi College
8.55am – 9.15am Rodney College
9.20am – 9.40am Rodney College
9.20am – 9.40am Mangakahia Area School
9.45am – 10.05am Mangakahia Area School
9.45am – 10.05am Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rāwhitiroa
10.10am – 10.30am Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rāwhitiroa
10.10am – 10.30am Kamo High School
10.35am – 10.55am Kamo High School
10.35am – 10.55am Te Kāpehu Whetū
11.00am – 11.20am Te Kāpehu Whetū
11.00am – 11.20am Te Kura Taumata o Panguru Area School
11.25am – 11.45am Te Kura Taumata o Panguru Area School
11.25am – 11.45am Whangarei Boys / Girls High School
11.50am – 12.10pm Whangarei Boys / Girls High School
11.50am – 12.10pm Kaitaia College
12.15pm – 12.35pm Kaitaia College
12.15pm – 12.35pm Northland College Kaikohe– Te Rōpū Ara Whānui
12.40pm – 1.00pm Northland College Kaikohe– Te Rōpū Ara Whānui
12.40pm – 1.00pm Bay of Islands College
1.05pm – 1.25pm Bay of Islands College
1.05pm – 1.25pm Te Rangi Aniwaniwa
1.30pm – 1.50pm Te Rangi Aniwaniwa
1.30pm – 1.50pm Te Kāreti Katorika o Pomapārie Pompallier Catholic College
1.55pm – 2.15pm Te Kāreti Katorika o Pomapārie
1.55pm – 2.15pm Te Kura Takiwa o Taipa
2.20pm – 2.40pm Te Kura Takiwa o Taipa
2.20pm – 2.40pm Manganuiowae-Broadwood Area School
2.45 pm – 3.05pm Manganuiowae-Broadwood Area School
2.45pm – 3.05pm Otamatea High School
3.10pm – 3.30pm Otamatea High School
3.35pm Nga mihi whakamutunga
KARAKIA