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Mayor Phil Goff to host Auckland based Matatini kapa

By Heta Gardiner

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is hosting a reception at the town hall with mana whenua to congratulate the performers and groups who competed at Te Matatini in Wellington and to celebrate Auckland hosting the event in 2021.


Te Matatini - more than a biennial haka festival

By Tema Hemi

Wellington City is still recovering from a huge weekend of kapa haka madness. Te Matatini ki te Ao proved itself as one of the most significant cultural events in Aotearoa as more than 60,000 people attended the four-day event at Westpac Stadium. But now Te Matatini has moved away from being just a biennial event and are now working on more community initiatives throughout the year.