The Waitaha Primary Schools Kapa Haka Competitions 2009 was held Saturday 31st October at the Aurora Centre, Burnside High School, Christchurch. It was an action packed day full of primary and intermediate school-aged children, singing and performing their hearts out!
Eight schools competed; six in the competitive section and two in the entertainment section. Top honours were taken out by Te Kura Whakapūmau i te Reo Tūturu ki Waitaha, second place to Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Whānau Tahi and third place awarded to Shirley Intermediate School.
Find out more about the cultural phenomenon that is Kapa haka:
- Kapa haka resources in the library catalogue
- Kapa haka links in the Internet Gateway
- Interview with Christchurch City Council Māori Arts adviser Paula Rigby on kapahaka
- Interview with Tipene Cassidy about taking kapa haka to France on The Pulse