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Kapa haka festival

Anaru Grant from Ngāti Rangiwewehi performs at the 2002 Aotearoa Traditional Maori Performing Arts Society (kapa haka) Festival. It was hosted by Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei at Bastion Point. Teams of 40 members perform a series of items, including whakaeke (entrance), waiata-ā-ringa (action songs) and haka (war dances). The festival attracted 100,000 spectators and was won by the East coast team Waihīrere.

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - Eastern suburbs: Ōrākei to the Tāmaki River', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16204/kapa-haka-festival (accessed 26 September 2020)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016