Arapeta Paea : Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Māori Performing Arts
Former Rotorua Boys High School student Arapeta Paea has been involved in the arts for 17 years and says one of his favourite things about music is being able to tell stories through song. Arapeta has been involved in regional and national kapa haka competitions at both secondary school and senior levels, school productions, school talent quests, Super 8 competitions, and Pasifika beats both regionally and nationally. His biggest achievement to date was travelling to Shanghai as an ambassador of Māori’s unique culture consecutively. In the future he would like to win a Matatini, the biggest Kapa Haka show in the world, and would one day like to become a secondary school teacher and help change the way people see Māori. He plans to study a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Te Reo Māori and Anthropology.