Hailing from Te Tairāwhiti, Te Rōpū Rangatahi o Ritana was established in 1975 and is no stranger to the national kapa haka stage.
Their mission statement is "Together in Excellence".
Quinn Ruru will lead the group as kaitātaki tāne this year, alongside Ahirana Waata-Amai.
Tutors include Taharākau Stewart, Pare Tureia, Ana Te Kani, Dallas Kerr and Tame Tuari.
This year, Ritana is sharing with us their whakaeke, Tupurupuru.