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Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival

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  • Wed 22 Feb ’17, 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • Thu 23 Feb ’17, 8:00am – 7:30pm
  • Fri 24 Feb ’17, 8:00am – 7:30pm
  • Sat 25 Feb ’17, 8:00am – 7:30pm
  • Sun 26 Feb ’17, 9:00am – 3:30pm


Sports Park Hawke's Bay, Percival Rd, Hastings


All Ages


Te Matatini

Celebrating Excellence.

Te Matatini is a significant cultural festival and the pinnacle event for Māori performing arts. Held every two years, it is one of the most highly anticipated events for performers, their whānau and the mass of passionate Kapa Haka fans throughout the world.

The festival prides itself on being whānau friendly, smoke, and alcohol-free event. It has an open door policy, where all people are welcome to come and experience the timeless tradition and spectacle of Kapa Haka.

"All I can say is that on the basis of what I experience at Te Matatini the world is missing out on one of the truly great musical experiences. The passion, the intensity, the sweet harmonies, the ferocity of the haka, the creativity of the groups and the sheer dedication of the performers make this an experience that lives in both the memories and the heart for the rest of your life." - Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald (Te Matatini Festival 2007)

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