Topic: Kapa Haka

Tairāwhiti Senior Tamararo Regionals - Whāngārā Mai Tawhiti

By Te Kāea
  • North Island: East Coast

Whāngārā-Mai-Tawhiti was first established in 1961, and then revived in 1976.  

The group as we know it today, was formed in 1995, following requests from local Whāngārā elders who wished to keep the customs and traditions of Ngāti Konohi alive.

Under the tutelage of renowned Māori culture exponent, Derek Lardelli, Whāngārā have cemented their presence at national level over the years.

Staying true to form, the theatrical display and traditional haka seen at Te Matatini o Te Ra in 2011, and Te Matatini 2013 held in Rotorua, was also evident today as the group's whakawātea paid homage to 'Madiba', the Late Nelson Madiba, who passed away last December, aged 95.