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All stories related to Te Matatini 2017 in Hastings hosted by Ngāti Kahungunu and previous competitions and performers.

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Respected community leader, Damon Heke passes away aged 42

By Raniera Harrison

Another sacred huia bird has flown as the many hearts and minds congregate to grieve its departure. 

Well respected community leader and Māori performing arts exponent, Damon Heke has passed away, aged 42 after a long battle with nasopharyngeal carcinoma - cancer in the ears, nose, and throat.

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Māori spirit thrives at these events - Minister of Māori Development

By Leah Te Whata

Nanaia Mahuta along with a group from Waikato received a welcome this morning. This is the first big Māori event she's attended since being sworn in as Māori Development Minister and she mentioned that today also marks Parekura Horomia's birthday which she says is significant considering this competition began in his time as Minister of Māori Development.