February 10, 2020
Te Whanau Apanui on track for Te Matatini
Te Whānau ā Apanui has bested arch-rivals Ōpōtiki Mai Tawhiti to win this year's Mātaatua kapa haka regional finals.
Eighteen teams competed for five spots at next year's Te Matatini in Auckland.
Mātaatua rohe representative Te Kahautu Maxwell says the two days of competition thrilled the packed crowd at Ōhui Domain in Ōpōtiki.
"The calibre of performances were, well they get better and better every year". says Mr Maxwell.
Ōhinemataroa ki Ruatāhuna was third, with Tauira Mai Tawhiti and Tūtara Kauika ki Rangataua also qualifying.
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