Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Haka Time!

Today Tamati and Heidi practiced their Haka moves during their lunchtime.  They did such a great job remembering all the words and actions - ka wani kē korua! (Awesome work!)



Here are the words for you to practice at home too!

Tahu Pōtiki! 
MARAKA! MARAKA! 
Tahu Pōtiki! 
MARAKA! MARAKA! 
Tēnei te ruru Te koukou nei 
Kīhai māhitihiti 
 Kīhai mārakaraka 
 Te Upokonui o te ruru Terekou! 
 He pō! He pō! He ao! 
 Ka awatea HI! 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tikanga Wakari Performance at a Local Matariki Celebration

The Tuakana team (the Middle & Senior syndicate group) were invited to perform at the Flagstaff Community Church Matariki Celebration last weekend.  The children did a wonderful job, singing three songs that we have been practising during our Kapa Haka sessions.  Have a look at the clip below if you would like to see them in action!


Monday, May 22, 2017

E I A I E (Ngā iwi e...)

Both our Kapa Haka groups have been learning E I A I E (Ngā iwi e).  This is a beautiful song which is all about coming together as one.  Click on the link below to access a sound clip of this song, and the lyrics follow below so you will be able to sing along!


Nga iwi e, nga iwi e
Kia kotahi ra
Te Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa
(x2)
E-i-a-i-e!
(Whakarongo Tautoko)
E-i-a-i-e!                                                                                           (Whakarongo Tautoko)
Kia mau ra, kia mau ra
Ki te mana motuhake
Me te aroha
(x2)
E-i-a-i-e!

E-i-a-i-e!

Tihore Mai

The Tuakana group (the Middles and Seniors) have been learning a beautiful song called Tihore Mai.

The sound link is below (along with the words) for you to practise at home!




Tīhore mai te rangi
tīhore mai
mao mao mao te ua
whiti mai te rā,
mao mao mao te ua
whiti mai te rā,
E rere te kōtare
ki runga pūwharawhara
ruru parirau
kei mate i te ua,
ruru parirau
kei mate i te ua.
Tīhore mai te rangi . . .e rere e noke
mai i tō pokorua
kai ki i te wai
kai mate i te ua,
kai ki i te wai
kai mate i te ua,
Tīhore mai te rangi
tīhore mai
mao mao mao te ua
whiti mai te rā,
mao mao mao te ua
whiti mai te rā,

e . . . i . . . e . . .
whiti mai te rā

e . . . i . . . e . . .
whiti mai te rā.
       
Clear up Sky
clear up
stop stop stop Rain
come out Sun
stop stop stop Rain
come out Sun.
Fly Kingfisher
up onto the clump of astelia.
Ruffle the rain-drops from your wings
in case you catch a chill.
Ruffle the rain-drops from your wings
in case you catch a chill.Clear up Sky . . .Escape Earthworm
out of your burrow
in case it fills with water
and you drown.
in case it fills with water
and you drown.Clear up Sky
clear up
stop stop stop Rain
come out Sun
stop stop stop Rain
come out Sun.

e . . . i . . . e . . .
Let the Sun shine

e . . . i . . . e . . .
Let the Sun shine


Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Teina Team Practise E I A I E...

The Junior Kapa Haka team (Teina Team) worked hard to get their mouths around some new words today in our song "E I A I E, Ngā Iwi E".  This is a beautiful (and catchy!) song about people uniting together.  The full lyrics to the song follow after the clip.

I wonder if any Teina Team members can spot themselves in this video?


E I A I E...Ngā Iwi E LYRICS

E I A I E x2

Nga iwi e x2

Ki a kotahi ra

Te moana nui a kiwa

E I A I A x2

Kia mau ra x2

Ki te mana motuhakeme te aroha

E I A E I x3

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Video of Wakari School's Polyfest Performance...and what's happening in Term 4?

This is the official video taken of our Wakari School performance by the team at the Māori and Pacific Island Festival.  Enjoy!

Over Term 4 the Kapa Haka students will be split into six smaller groups and will be experiencing some different things relating to the Māori performing arts - such as rākau (small sticks), mau rākau (long sticks), haka, as well as exploring some Māori legends, art and language.  We think that it will be a fantastic term!  Ka mau te wehi! 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Well Done to our Wonderful Kapa Haka Students!

Yesterday our Kapa Haka group, Tikanga Wakari, did a fabulous job at Polyfest!  We just loved performing to such a HUGE audience!

The link below is a link to the entire recording of the Thursday afternoon's performances.  Our Wakari Performers come on at 3:31.  The camera does a great job of panning around everyone's faces - have a look to see if you can see yourself!


http://livestream.com/accounts/15197514/Polyfest2016/videos/135742844


A video of our students performing 'Ōtākou E' at Polyfest - recorded by one of our teachers in the audience.



A video of our students performing their Sasa at Polyfest - enjoy!