May 11, 2014
Te Matarae i Orehu top regional final
Te Matarae i Orehu showed they will again be contenders for the top prize in next year’s national kapa haka championships in Christchurch with a win in this weekend’s Te Arawa regional final.
The 2011 winner was first or first equal in four of the six compulsory disciplines and third in the poi.
Twenty-one groups competed in what has always been one of the strongest regions, meaning six will go through to Te Waipounamu.
Second was Nga Uri o Te Whanoa, followed by Tuhourangi Ngati Wahiao, Ngati Rangiwewehi, Kataore, and Te Pikikotuku o Rongomai, who also won the best new group award.
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