On day two of the Mātaatua regional kapa haka festival in Te Teko, Te Whānau a Apanui opened the competition with a polished performance featuring some new faces.
Tūhoe, Ngāti Porou
Mere McLean hails from the Mātaatua region with links to Tūhoe iwi. Working from the Rotorua district, Mere has recently returned to Te Kāea after spending two years in Whakatāne. Mere is motivated by the desire to let our people tell their stories from their perspective.
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