Topic: Kapa Haka

Tainui Waka Kapa Haka Festival - Toto Kiore

By Te Kāea
  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

Toto Kiore was established in 2011, and first took to the Tainui Regional stage in 2012.

Hailing from Hiona Marae, Ōtorohanga, its members are affiliated to Ngāti Apakura, Ngāti Ata and Ngāti Pourāhui sub-tribes.

Unity is one of their main drives as a rōpū, with the push to preserve their tribal heritage and histories.

Leading the rōpū this year is Rodney Whanga-Katipa and Heeni Whanga-Katipa.

Here is their beautiful choral.