Te Matatini 2015 Pool Draw Announced

Rehua Marae was packed out last night for the much-anticipated Te Matatini 2015 National Kapa Haka Festival live pool draw for team performances.

Waitaha Cultural Council chair Ranui Ngarimu said it was very exciting to be announcing the pool and order of performance for the 45 teams.

“Waitaha Cultural Council is proud to be hosting Te Matatini Festival 2015, the world’s largest celebration of Māori performing arts, with the support of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Christchurch City Council. Te Matatini will awaken the pride of all iwi in the south – it will be our chance to say thank you for the support after the earthquakes.”

Te Matatini Trust Board officials were in attendance along with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Tā Mark Solomon and Christchurch Mayor Leanne Dalziel.

Te Matatini Trust Board Te Kahautu Maxwell Mātaatua Delegate called the draw which was streamed live on the web and broadcast live from our very own Tahu FM.

For full pool details please visit: www.tematatini.co.nz

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