Kapa Haka at St Paul's
The dances of Rehia, and the haka of Tanerore inspires the art of kapa haka. In the modern day, kapa haka is very much a tool for the revitalisation of Māori language, culture and stories. Traditional song, dance and haka form a base for the creative flows which transform kapa haka into a vessel of entertainment for all. At St Paul’s we hope to explore the realms of Hine-Rehia and Tanerore through pōwhiri, support for community events, competitions and cultural exchanges.
Kapa haka gives all ethnicities the opportunity to learn a little about what makes New Zealand unique to all other countries in the world. For Māori, kapa haka presents the opportunity to rediscover cultural roots, or holdfast to traditional knowledge. We encourage all who are interested in Māori culture to join the St Paul’s Kapa Haka group for an educational, fun and eye-opening experience.
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