Te Matatini o Te Ra is New Zealand's national kapa haka competition and is held every second year.
Prime Minister John Key visting our stand at Te Matatini.
Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage supports Te Matatini and will be sharing our work with the many thousands of New Zealanders who are attending this year’s festivities being held at the Rotorua International Stadium from 20 – 24 February 2013.
Come along to our stand that features information about us and the many interesting websites we run - especially the excellent 28 Māori Battalion site. Learn about our other projects such as the Treaty Settlement Histories Project, First World War Centenary Programme and Going Digital.
At this year’s competition, Te Matatini Society and the New Zealand Māori Arts & Crafts Institute in Rotorua have joined together to create what may be the biggest carving made in Aotearoa. For the past few months, carvers at the NZMACI have been working on a mahau or porch front which will be unveiled at the Te Matatini National Kapa Haka competition.
Te Matatini ‘the many faces’ was incorporated in 1972 to foster, develop and protect excellence in Māori performing arts. Alongside Te Matatini’s biennial national Kapa Haka festival the society also supports Māori performing arts in schools, at festivals, in wananga, with businesses and government departments, with master classes and on the international stage.
Updated on 23rd July 2015