First held in Hamilton in the year 2000 and hosted by Te Kawe Ratu Te Manakuratahi has celebrated Primary School Kapa Haka for over 20 years. The next festival will be held in 2023.


Te Mana Kuratahi is being hosted by Te Tauihiu o Te Waka at the Trafalgar Center, Nelson.


Ko tō mana, ko tōku mana, he mana kotahi. E ara ko Te Mana Kuratahi.

Te Mana Kuratahi is the biennial national primary schools kapa haka competitions, hosted this year by Te Tauihu o te Waka a Māui.

45 kapa haka representing 16 regions across Aotearoa will battle it out for top honours during the 4-day competition from the 30th of October to the 2nd of November.

Hōtaka/ Performance Schedule


View the official performance schedule here

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