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Te Matatini 2013

Kapa Haka Nationals, 20-24 February, Rotorua

The University of Waikato is once again a strategic partner of Te Matatini - New Zealand's national kapa haka competition and premier Māori cultural performing arts festival being held in Rotorua in February 2013.

The University is proud to have Waikato University staff members and students involved with the kapa haka groups that are performing at this event, along with other staff members who will be judging.

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Māori) Professor Linda Smith, also Dean of the School of Māori and Pacific Development, says partnerships such as that with Te Matatini, help strengthen the university's ties with Māori.

"Part of the university's plan is to provide a distinctive contribution to the University of Waikato experience for both staff and students, which draws on kaupapa Māori, the heritage of our region and our relationships with Waikato Tainui and the different iwi of our staff, students and regions."

"Not only is Te Matatini an important event for our region, but it will give us the opportunity to celebrate Māori. I am looking forward to hosting people at Te Matatini and showcasing the talents of our staff and students."

With a history spanning 41 years, the biennial competition will see more than 130 kapa haka teams from New Zealand and Australia compete on stage.

Te Matatini runs 20-24 February at the Rotorua International Stadium. For more information visit the official Te Matatini website.

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University of Waikato at 2013 Te Matatini

The University is proud to have Waikato University staff members and students involved with the kapa haka groups that are performing at this event, along with other staff members who will be judging.
4th March 2013

Interview with 2013 Te Matatini Performers

The University of Waikato is once again a strategic partner of Te Matatini - New Zealand's national kapa haka competition and premier Māori cultural performing arts festival held in Rotorua this month.
18th February 2013

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