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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Sound file from Te Aute College