June 13, 2016
Council helps iwi prepare for Matatini influx
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is stumping up $200,000 to help Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated prepare for next year’s Te Matatini kapa haka festival in Hastings.
As many as 48 teams could compete in the Regional Sports Park from February 22 to 26, drawing up to 30,000 spectators.
Kahungunu has also had help from Hastings District Council to upgrade marae in the area in preparation for the influx of teams and manuhiri.
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