Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival, 20-24 February 2019, Westpac Trust Stadium Wellington
The festival theme ‘Te Matatini ki te Ao’ is the ‘name’ of the 2019 festival. The theme is an embodiment of the aspirations and dreams of the festival hosts Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Te Atiawa me ngā iwi o Taranaki whānui.
The iwi of the region – whose responsibility it is to manaaki visitors to the festival – envisage a festival brand that will exemplify the cultural vibrancy of Wellington; the phenomena that make up the geography and natural elements of the area; and the rich heritage and kōrero of mana whenua.
The theme promotes the status of Te Matatini as a world-class festival, and will be a global stage for Māori performance excellence featuring the very best in competitive kapa haka.
‘Te Matatini ki te Ao’, has a deeper meaning than its English translation of “the many faces to the world”. Throughout te ao Maori (the Māori world) the suggestion is that the world’s people are invited to participate alongside iwi, as we prepare to attract over 3,000 of the world’s top kapa haka exponents, tens of thousands of supporters and spectators, attracting both local and international tourists, as they converge on to Te Whanganui a Tara in February of 2019.
Te Matatini 2019
|Te Ihu – Thursday 21 February 2019||Te Haumi – Friday 22 February 2019||Te Kei – Saturday 23 February 2019|
|1. Te Reanga Morehu o Ratana||1. Te Pikikotuku o Ngāti Rongomai||1. Te Puu Ao|
|2. Hikurangi||2. Tu Te Maungaroa||2. Ngā Manu a Tāne|
|3. Ngā Purapura o Te Taihauāuru||3. Te Kapa Haka o Te Whānau a Kai||3. Ngā Uri Taniwha|
|4. Te Iti Kahurangi||4. Tutarakauika ki Rangataua||4. Tauira Mai Tawhiti|
|5. Matangirau||5. Te Roopū Manutaki||Te Kapa Haka o Ngāti Whakaue|
|6. Te Matapihi||6. Te Taha Tū||6. Te Tini o Rehua|
|7. Ōpōtiki-Mai-Tawhiti||7. Te Rerenga Kōtuku||7. Kia Ngāwari|
|8. Te Kapa Haka o Ngāti Ranginui||8. Ngā Tumanako||8. Te Waka Huia|
|9. Ruātoki||9. Ngaa Pou o Taniwharau||9. Te Hikuwai|
|10. Te Manu Huia||10. Te Poutūmārō||10. Te Rangiura o Wairarapa|
|11. Ngāti Rangiwewehi||11. Ngā Taonga Mai Tawhiti||11 Manawa mai Tawhiti|
|12. Te Whānau a Apanui||12. Tu te Manawa Maurea||12. Te Pou-o-Mangataawhiri|
|13. Te Ahikaaroa||13. Whāngārā Mai Tawhiti||13. Te Mātārae I Ōrehu|
|14. Tūhourangi Ngāti Wāhiao||14. Te Tū Mataora||14. Mōtai Tangata Rau|
|15. Muriwhenua||15. Waihīrere||15. Te Hoe ki Matangireia|
|16. Hātea Kapa Haka|