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    Young boy takes out the kapaoke at Te Matatini with 300-year-old waiata

    Dame Kiri Te Kawana brought the three centuries-old song Tarakihi back to life but 13-year-old Whakamoe Wagner from Waikaremoana ran with it, coming first in the Kapaoke competition at Te Matatini. 

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    Te Waka Huia brings actress Keala Settle to tears

    The Greatest Showman actress was in tears watching Te Waka Huia's whakawātea sung to the tune This is Me at Te Matatini last week. 

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    Te Matatini- more than a biennial haka festival

    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.   

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    60,000 attend Te Matatini 2019

    Despite the rainy weather, the Greater Wellington Regional Council says more than 60,000 people headed to Pōneke for the four-day event.

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    Gallery- Best photos day two Te Matatini

    A total of 15 kapa took to the stage on Friday vying for a spot at finals.

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    FestPAC 2020 looks to bring Moana cultures together

    Creative NZ are calling on Māori artists and rangatahi to apply for funding for the Pacific Arts and Culture Festival. A delegation from Aotearoa is being organised to head over to the upcoming festival in Honolulu in June next year.

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    Is it time to depart from the stencil moko?

    It's becoming a common sight: kapa haka performers with traditional Māori moko taking to the Te Matatini stage. But is it time to depart from the drawn-on moko?    

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    Gallery- Best photos day one Te Matatini

    The team at Te Kāea have chosen the best of many photos taken on day one of Te Matatini 2019. 

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    'Haka Translate' makes Matatini inclusive for non-Māori speakers

    Oriini Kaipara, a distinguished performer for Ngā Tūmanako, is on a new path at Te Matatini as a member of the translation team, Haka Translate. The Haka Translate service allows those who may not understand te reo Māori to know the meaning behind the words and compositions at the festival.

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    Te Maihi Karauna strategy to be implemented this year

    New Zealand's ongoing commitment to strengthening te reo Māori has been further reinforced with the launch of the Crown's draft Māori language strategy, the Maihi Karauna.  Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern attended the Te Matatini ki te Ao festival to announce the latest on the implementation of the strategy.   

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