Mauri ora rawa atu koutou i tēnei timatanga o te 2020!

Ko te tumanaako kua piki to koutou waiora i nga rawhakata! I te pera au mai i te whai haere ki nga whakataetae o Matatini i te rohe o Tamaki Makaurau, a, ka rongo ki te hihi o nga kapa rongonui mai i te Uru nei ara ko “Nga Tumanaako, Taha Tu rātou ko Te Roopu o Manutaki.” Ka whakaritea nga iwi ki te whakatau te takitini a tera tau ki te Whare Taperenui o Maungawhau a te 24-27 o Hui Tanguru, a tera tau. Heoi te maha hoki o nga whakaritenga mo tatou a mua i tera hui nui. Ma era whakaritenga ka ahu whakamua tatou ki te hiki o tatou pukenga i te reo, i nga tikanga, i te whanaungatanga ki te Kapa Haka o Tirimoana.  


Best health and wishes to all at the beginning of 2020!


Hopefully you are all well from the holidays! I personally enjoyed following the regional adult Kapa Haka competition in Auckland, especially the West Auckland groups of Nga Tumanaako, Taha Tu and Te Roopu Manutaki from Hoani Waititi Marae. People are now preparing for the thousands that will descend on Mt Eden on the 24th to the 27th of February, next year. However we ourselves have much to prepare for before that event. Those preparations will benefit us by helping to lift our skills, language, cultural experience and relationships within our Kapa Haka Group.


This year we are taking a more serious approach with haka. Focusing on ensuring that we make the best use of our short practice times, with a committed team.

All are welcome to join in Term One to learn basics in our combined Monday afternoon (2.05 p.m.), boys only Wednesday morning (8.30 a.m) and girls only Thursday morning (8.30 a.m)practices. From week 8 we will be auditioning students to see who remains in our performing group. We will encourage those not successful, to try again in 2021.


Our first all day Wananga is scheduled for the 24th of April from 9.00 a.m to 2.00 p.m. before Term 2. Going time forward we will be learning lots of material to ensure that we are ready to proudly represent Tirimoana in Whakatau, School performances, Matariki Festival, Pasifika Cultural Sharing Day and our own regional Ahrea during the year. Our tamariki must remain committed until the final performance of the year. By that time every child should have performed during the year.


We promote a whanau environment and love seeing our parents learning alongside their child, contributing by teaching or assisting in other positive ways. Our tamariki or children have to earn the right to wear their costumes by confidently performing a full set of appropriate waiata for different occasions. We have fun learning to achieve a high standard of performance by the end of the year and many of our students go on to greater things when they graduate Tirimoana School.


The facilitators are Whaea Kura Tuhura who is from Ngaati Porou and Matua Jack Warland is an Australian West Aucklander!

Na mātou noa,


Please see the attachment below for the song book.