Topic: Kapa Haka

Te Arawa Senior Kapa Haka Regionals - Tūhourangi-Ngāti Wāhiao

By Te Kāea, Wikitōria Day
  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

Tūhourangi-Ngāti Wāhiao is a renowned group that has been around for over 100 years, performing and entertaining dignitaries, tourists, and iwi alike.

They have a proud legacy that they have long nurtured from their tūrangawaewae at Te Whakarewarewa.

Whilst members of the iwi hosted the earlier festivals, it was only in the mid '80s that Tūhourangi-Ngāti Wāhiao competed under their own tribal name; in the 1985 Te Arawa regional competition and the 1986 national ATMPAS competition held in Christchurch.

Tūhourangi-Ngāti Wāhiao were one of the six groups who advanced from their region to the Te Matatini Festival last year, and hope to represent Te Arawa again next year in Christchurch.  Here is their waiata ā-ringa.