Kaupapa: Kapa Haka

Papakura High School debut on Super 12 stage

Talisa Kupenga
  • Tāmaki Makaurau

I tū te whakataetae o Te Wānanga o Aotearoa mō ngā Kapa tekau mā rua ki Tāmaki Makaurau i te rā nei, a, he āhuatanga hou kua whakaaetia kia tuki rae ki te rae ngā kapa-a-kura ki ngā kapa pākeke ki te ahurewa. I tū wā tuatahitia te rōpū Kahurangi ki Uta nō te Kura tuarua o Papakura.

Kei te whakarite te kapa Kahurangi ki Uta i a rātou anō mō tō rātou ekenga tuatahi ki te ahurewa.

Hei tā Moananoa Rountree - Kaihaka, "It's exciting. It's different especially for our school becasue we don't really get many opportunities like this."

I kōwhiri ngā tauira i te kaupapa whakamomori mō tō rātou mahi whakaari, kia whakamahara i tō rātou hoa a Sione Nau i hinga i te tau 2014.

Ko tā Moananoa, "Because he was a cheeky boy we're trying to show the audience the positive things that we remember him for and try show the negative things that happened but try not overpower the happiness."

Ka nui te tautoko o tō rātou kaiako ki a rātou mō te tū kaha ki tēnei kaupapa.

Hei tā Leroy Paul Kaiako, "Whakamomori is massive within our community. Not only in our community but amongst our taiohi as well. I just felt it was important that we bring that to light and show the importance of whanau and friends and that everyone is special, everyone is kind, everyone is smart and everyone is important."

Hei tā Robert Downes - Kaihaka, "We just feed off eachothers energy, just try be confident in ourselves, and yeah just feed off eachothers positive energy."

I tū te rōpū ki te ahurewa, ka hurō te hunga matakitaki i te tū o tēnei rōpū.