Topics: Kapa Haka, Te Matatini

Top haka group Te Iti Kahurangi release book & CD

By Mānia Clarke
  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

Limited editions of a book and a CD featuring some of Te Iti Kahurangi's well-known songs performed between 2004 to 2014 will be released.  

Tutor Kingi Kiriona says, "We're all happy that the book and CD will be available as a gift for people before Te Matatini  and Christmas.  However the bigger picture and the core reason for this is to everyone to hear our songs and all they encompass."

It's part and parcel of their fundraising campaign to compete at next year's national Te Matatini competition.  

The CD also features new waiata from artists including the T-sistaz, Pere Wīhongi, and Leila Walker. The Book is called "He Kura Kainga" and contains the lyrics, translations, and whakamārama for waiata. 

Mānia Clarke will bring more on this story on Te Kāea at 5.30pm.