Story: Ngāti Kahungunu

Te Aute Maori Boys’ College

Set up to educate young Māori from a community grant in 1854, Te Aute College (and subsequently its sister school Hukarere Maori Girls’ College) has produced many well-known Māori leaders. Hear students from Te Aute College perform the haka ‘Te Haka o Te Aute Kāreti’. This haka pays tribute to the founders and distinguished former pupils of the school, and recites the school motto ‘Whakatangata kia kaha’ (acquit yourselves like men, be strong).

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Mere Whaanga, 'Ngāti Kahungunu - The challenge of the new', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/music/582/te-aute-maori-boys-college (accessed 28 February 2020)

Story by Mere Whaanga, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 3 Mar 2017