For their third national appearance, Te Tū Mataora took the stage today at Te Matatini 2015 at Pūtaringamotu.
Their tutors are Haimona Maruera, Tina Blake Ponga and Kiritiana Hautapu-Fonotoe, and today's leaders are Te Utanga Tautuhi and Tina Blake-Ponga.
Based in Palmerston North and Ashhurst, Te Tū Mataora kapa haka formed in November 2007 around a barbeque at Ashhurst Domain.
Te Tū Mataora is a whānau-orientated collective that is strengthened by a vision to share, preserve and appreciate traditional customs of our Kāhuiruamahu.
Their aim is to protect, promote and develop traditional Māori performing arts by encouraging, developing and assisting new and existing members to become involved in kapa haka.
Here is a snippet from their performance at the Tangata Rau Festival last year in Palmerston North:
Here is their full performance from Te Matatini 2013: