Tūhono Festival

Published on Friday, 28 September 2018, 1:01 a.m. Print Article

On Friday 21st September, a representative group from the South kapa haka group (Te Ropu Hari Koa) performed at the Tūhono festival. Held at Hillview Christian school, the kapa haka festival, organised by Matua Steve Reid, was held over 3 nights with various intermediate and primary schools performing. The crowd were wowed by South’s wairua, especially during our haka that had the taiaha as well as the patu integrated. They sung ‘Harikoa Ana’ with astounding levels of volume and grace. Other notable performances came from Breens and Kirkwood Intermediate, both of whom impressed the audience and judges with their voices, expressions and swift actions. As  result, they took away the prizes who for waiata tira (choral item), waiata-a-ringa (action song) and haka. The students in Te Ropu Hari Koa have worked so hard for the past 3 terms and have overcome their whakamā (shyness). They were proud to represent the rest of the kapa haka group at South. Ka mau te wehi - Te Ropu Hari Koa!