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Otago Polyfest 2021

By Keisha Su’a and Siobhan Stevenson | Posted: Wednesday October 20, 2021

Kia ora koutou!

On Monday evening our kapa haka “Te Whetū Tīrama” performed at Otago Polyfest. We have students from years 7 – 12 in our Kapa Haka Group. The preparation for this started early in Term Two, each and every one of us worked hard in the lead up to this festival. There were many times where all us kids wanted to just goof and play games and we did!

Those were some of the highlights of our practices (and the food of course). With a smaller numbers of performers, and a smaller audience than normal, we pulled it off and did the best that we could have done.

As a tutor and a Year 13 student it has been a busy year, it was a tight schedule but we would like to thank each and every one of the students who participated this year, you all were a cool and unique bunch to work with! Lastly, we cannot thank enough Patrick Sefo, Piata Rapata Hanning, Matua Lucas, Matua Tili and Whaea Maya! Your time and dedication is truly appreciated.

Tēnā koe ki ngā Whānau e hāpai nei i tēnei kaupapa (Thank- you to the whānau who have supported this kaupapa). Here is the link to the Te Whetū Tīrama Polyfest performance, (1 hour and 30 minutes in). Matua Pesamino Tili spoke in the Pasifika part of the mihi whakatau (welcome). You can also see the Tili whānau and Matua Tim Lucas on stage with St Peter Chanel School (11 minutes in).

https://livestream.com/accounts/15197514/otagopolyfest2021/videos/226688948

Kia haumaru te noho

Nā Maya Tate-Manning

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