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Te Matatini Herenga Waka Herenga Tangata
Te Matatini Herenga Waka Herenga Tangata 2023 is the 25th iteration of the biennial Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival. In 2022, we celebrate 50 golden years of Te Matatini since the first festival took place in 1972. Forty-nine Kapa Hapa from across 13 rohe will compete in the National Competition. Te Matatini Festival is a whānau friendly event that showcases excellence in Kapa Haka. Te Matatini also provides a platform to promote Māori businesses through the Festival marketplace and ultimately build and foster collective connectivity among communities across Aotearoa.