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Te Rōpū Whakamanawa is a group of Year 5 and 6 students at Ara Tū Whakatā Gilberthorpe School in Hei Hei, Ōtautahi, Aotearoa. We work in a collaborative learning space of Years 4 to 6 students, called Te Ara Takitini. Welcome to our blog where we share our learning throughout 2019.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Uru Mānuka Kapa Haka Festival

Uru Mānuka Kapa Haka Festival

Our Senior Kapa Haka group took part in the Hornby Cluster Kapa Haka Festival.  Check out some of our photos from the night.


  1. Beautiful tamara xx u bought a tear to my eye.

  2. Kia ora Rimu class
    Wow!! All those photos are wonderful and awesome even though I was in the photo. It reminds me when we went to the pasifika performance. Catch you guys later bye.

  3. Salut Rimu and Miss Waho its Alyscia here.
    OMG!!! I love all thoughs photo's I just can't beleive how well we all done just Wow.
    We all looked pretter then I thought we would be.
    I will remember this day forever Hopefully JK I will.
    I hope that I see you guys who are not year six I hope I will see use in a another Performance.
    Au Revior.

  4. hi my name is Bruno from Owairaka School.
    Cool photos. looks like it would be amazing to watch.
    come see our blogs. http://odsbrunos.blogspot.co.nz/

  5. Hi, my name is Anthony from ODS. You must of had great fun. On Saturday two weeks ago we had our Cultural Festival. You guys did a great job. This is my blog odsanthonyas.blogspot.co.nz blog you later.

  6. Hi there, my name is Christine and I am a student in Room 22 at Owairaka District School. I love the photos, it made me think of the Kapa Haka group in the cultural groups, it was so fun. Were you nervous when you got to the stage?. Even if I was not there I still think you have a great performance. If you would like to see my learning please visit my blog at

    Blog you later