Topics: Kapa Haka, Te Haumi - Day 2, Te Matatini

Te Matatini 2015 - Te Matapihi

By Te Kāea
  • North Island: West Coast

Today, Te Matapihi has taken the national stage as the third rōpū to represent Aotea rohe at Te Matatini 2015.

The tutors of the group are the Moku whānau (The family of Morvin & Kura Simon – Kahurangi, Maramapai, Lynaire Rohario, Kahamai-te-rangi, Tona, Turehu), and their leaders today are Tona and Maramapai Simon.

"​Hinerēhia e pā ana ki Te Awa Tupua, hei matapihi ki te ao kohatu, hei matapihi ki te ao āpōpō hoki."

"Whilst that has been the guiding principle for the team since our beginning, with the huge loss of both our original kaitātaki in Morvin Te Anatipa Simon and Jacinta ‘Dolly’ Patea, among the many others who answered the Lord’s call, we dedicate all our mahi to them for the great examples they continue to provide for us as descendants of the River and Māori in general."

Here is an item from their performance at last year's Aotea Regionals: