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He Waiata Matariki

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Intro Matariki, Matariki E Ara E Arising…. Verse Te matahi o te tau First month of Māori New Year Te kohinga whetu The collection of stars I te uma o Ranginui In the bosom of Ranginui E piataata mai ana Shiny brightly Whakaataata i te rangi Perform in the sky E tohu ana Show (us when) I te tau hou Maori e Māori New Year Chorus x 2 Ko Tupuanuku (These are the names of the stars) Ko Tupuarangi Ko Waiti, Waita Waipuna a Rangi Ururangi e

Tōrea

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Ko taku rite ko te Tōrea
Ka rere, ka topa  
Ki runga e  

Tau iho ki te tāhuna  
Ki te keri i te pātaka  
o Hinemoana  

Tai timu, tai pari  
He poto noa iho te wā  

Ka whati ko te tai  
Ka pao te Tōrea  
Ka whati ko te tai  
Ka pao te Tōrea  
Kotahi atu ana.  

Kia rite tāua  
Ki te manu Tōrea  
Kaua e whakaroa 
Keria, keria  
Kei whiti ana te rā  

Tai timu, tai pari  
He poto noa iho te wā 

Ka whati ko te tai  
Ka pao te Tōrea  
Ka whati ko te tai  
Ka pao te Tōrea  
Kotahi atu ana. 

Uhh Tai timu, tai pari  
He poto noa iho te wā  
Poto noa iho te wā 

Ka whati ko te tai  
Ka pao te Tōrea  
Ka whati ko te tai  
Ka pao te Tōrea  
Kotahi atu ana.  

Kei whiti ana te rā (te rā)  
Kei whiti ana te rā (keri, keria)  
Kei whiti ana te rā  
Kei whiti ana te rā  

Ko taku rite ko te Tōrea 
Ka rere, ka topa



Resources for Practices

Team, for those that are still keen to keep up their learning with Kapa Haka we've found some good resources online. This tutor has been posting up some resources. You'll have to have a Facebook account to access it, so you might have to share yours with your learner.

Not all are our songs however Matua Whaitiri is an incredible teacher that I'm sure the learners will utilise. Follow him on Facebook. He's being very ambitious but is posting daily at the moment.

We'll put some of our own resources up for the group when we get the chance. Still trying to find our feet with working from home and setting the kids some duties. 

Bryan

Matariki Concert Song List

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Our Matariki concert is fast approaching - we hope you all have Thursday 4 July in your calendars and if possible, can come watch our tamariki perform.

With less than 2 months to go, we are working hard to learn our words and actions as this will build our confidence when we perform in front of others.

We appreciate home life is busy and would like our whānau to know how much we appreciate any time you have to go over these songs at home.

Finalised song list

Click the links to view words, translations, and any media:
Waiata mihimihiKumea Mai RaHoki MaiToia (Mai te waka nei)Tika Tonu (haka)Ka PoipoiaE Te ArikiAs well as our own performance, we will also join with the other schools and sing this waiata together:
Te Iwi E We hope you are as excited as we are - practice is coming along nicely!
Ngā mihi The kapa haka committee

New action videos are up!

Kia Ora everyone

Just a short note to let you all know that action videos have just been added for:

Te Iwi EWaiata mihimihi We hope these are useful for whānau practicing at home.
Note that our tutors and tamariki use the correct hands, so if they are using their right hand, then so should you (we haven't mirrored the videos). 
Have fun and we will see you after the holidays
Ngā mihi The kapahaka committee.

Concert announcement and song list for terms 1 and 2

Kia Ora everyone

We are excited to announce that the date has been set for our Matariki concert - Thursday 4 July, from 10am to 2pm.
Each school will perform a set lasting approximately 20 minutes.
Song List The songs we will be performing at the concert (and therefore practising this term and next term) are:

Waiata mihimihiHoki MaiKua Rongo Mai KoeWairua TapuToia (Mai te waka nei)Tika Tonu (haka)E Te Ariki
Click the links to go to the page with the lyrics and videos / audio to practice at home.


Update from Matua Bryan - 18 February 2019

Today we were thrilled to see both new faces and familiar returning members to our kapa haka practice.
Over the last couple of practices we have been learning two waiata:
Waiata mihimihi
The purpose of the waiata is offer greetings and acknowledgments to all. Warm and welcoming. Is a slow but powerful waiata.Toia (mai te waka nei)
The purpose of this waiata is to bring the rōpu together and a signal of change for the better. There is a lot of energy in this waiata. We want our rōpu to really work on actions, singing and the haka. Everyone did a terrific job today.  I saw our senior leaders taking the younger ones under their wing and it was great to see the new learners already becoming confident with the songs and actions.  
Practicing at home will reinforce what we are doing in between practices. Use the resources on this blog to help.  Playing the audio and videos from the blog at home will build confidence and allow us to focus practice time on new learning.   Exciting news - Stonefi…