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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Kapa Haka House Comps 2010

House Competitions this year kicked off with a tribute to Koro Morvin Simon and Kui Kura. With over 50 years of dedication to our kura it was only fitting for us to acknowledge his contributions as a student, former teacher and as tutor of the Senior A's and kaumatua of Hato Paora. Two songs were composed to honour him and his wife which were composed by Hona Black. We also took time to reflect on the passing of our great rangatira and only distinguised old boy to receive a knighthood Sir Archie Te Atawhai Taiaroa.

When the competition began the boys and girls in attendance were wildly anticipating the great singing, haka and choreography that would unfold before their very eyes. Leadership in the opinion of guest judge Watson Ohia was closely contested between Te Utanga and Te Rangiotu this year. There is a great number of very talented kapa haka performers amongst our boys who will be going on to perform at national and international level next year. Here are the results.

1. Ngāti Rongomatāne
2. Ngāti Tāwhirimātea
3. Ngāti Tangaroa

4. Ngāti Whiro

House Comps DVDs will be available to be purchased from the school at Prize giving $10.