Today marks Hokianga's second national appearance following their impressive debut in Rotorua, 2013.
The kapa was born in 2011 out of the dreams and aspirations of the collective families of Hokianga who are committed to the positive development of kapa haka in their rohe.
Their rōpū goals include being role models for the younger generations, assisting in the revival and maintenance of Hokianga kōrero, tikanga and kawa specific to the Hokianga area, positive engagement (whanaungatanga) amongst whānau, with kapa haka being the vehicle to making that possible, healthy lifestyles and positive achievements in kapa haka, on and off stage.
Their tutors are Nore and Jasmine Martin, Nore and Paane Thomas standing as Hokianga's leaders.
Here is their poi from last year's Maranga Mai regionals in Te Tai Tokerau: