January 27, 2020
Nga Tumanako too strong in Auckland kapa
Ngā Tūmanako showed their win in Te Matatini last year was no fluke by winning the Tāmaki Makaurau regional competition in emphatic style on Saturday.
The west Auckland roopu scored first or first equal in all judging categories except Whakaeke and Poi, where they were pipped by runners up Te Waka Huia.
The other kapa going on to Te Matatini 2021 at Eden Park are Angitu, Te Taha Tū and Te Roopu Manutaki.
Seventeen groups took to the stage at the Kiri te Kanawa Theatre in the Aotea Centre, with many also venturing outside to perform at a kapa haka 'pop up' in Aotea Square.
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