Te Matatini

Putting rangatahi issues on the kapa haka stage

“Don’t be afraid to share what you think no matter what!”

How this East Coast kapa survived Cyclone Gabrielle to get to Te Matatini

“We are alive and in time we will rise again.”

My dream is to perform at Te Matatini: I have been trialling for 5 years

“This has been a long time coming for me to this Te Matatini”

The continuation of our whānau legacy in kapa haka

“Matatini is the perfect platform for young Māori to showcase our amazing culture to the world.”

Why the world's biggest kapa haka competition needs more funding

While the NZ Royal Ballet got $8.1m in Budget 2022, Te Matatini received just $2.9m.

‘Kapa haka is a celebration of life’: 50 years of Te Matatini

"Kapa haka can take you all over the world. That's what Mum has taught me."

Rātana - the road to Te Matatini

'Te Matatini is the mecca of Māoridom'. We follow Rātana Paa's journey as they prepare for the mecca, the world cup of kapa haka - Te…

Te Matatini 2019

It's the world cup of kapa haka, bringing together Māori performing artists from across Aotearoa and Australia. So what exactly can you expect from this year's…