Topic: Kapa Haka

Te Arawa Kapa Haka Regionals - Te Mātārae I Ōrehu

By Te Kāea
  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

Te Mātārae I Ōrehu ended the Te Arawa Senior Kapa Haka Regional competition true to form, cementing their bid for a spot to advance to next year's Te Matatini Festival.

Originally formed by Māori weaponry tohunga, Te Irirangi Tiakiawa, Te Mātārae I Ōrehu continue to impress with their charismatic style and fierce choreography.

Today they took the audience on a trip down memory lane with some of their popular songs from over their years of performing.

Here is Te Mātārae I Ōrehu and their whakaeke.