First established under the name Te Ngākau o Te Awa in 1996, the group was originally a combination of St Augustine's and Sacred Heart colleges of Whanganui.
Kaihaka affiliate to the Whanganui iwi- Te Atihaunui-a-Pāpārangi and whakapapa to various marae and hapū along the river, from Taumarunui, Waimarino, Te Wainuiarua, Whangaehu and Rātana Pā.
Te Ngākau o Te Awa has performed at 4 previous national competitions and are excited to be competing in this year's event.
They are currently the Aotea regional winners and this year sees many new faces come into the group to perform at their first national competition.
The kaitātaki tāne is Kanui Tapa and the kaitātaki wahine is Ainslee Pikimaui.
The item they have chosen to share with us today is their whakawātea, Rā Te Haeata.