My dream is to perform at Te Matatini: I have been trialling for 5 years
Te Matatini is the Olympics of kapa haka. Many rangatahi are vying for a position to perform at Te Matatini but only a select few will make the team.
Ohinga spoke to some young ones trying to make the team, and the experts who select them, about what it’s like to trial for your dream kapa haka team.
This is part of our reo Māori series, Ohinga, created by Mahi Tahi Media, with funding from Te Māngai Pāho. Stay tuned for a new episode every week.
“Matatini is the perfect platform for young Māori to showcase our amazing culture to the world.”
Nearly 40% of Aotearoa’s teenagers are sleeping less than the recommended 8-10 hours each night.
While the NZ Royal Ballet got $8.1m in Budget 2022, Te Matatini received just $2.9m.