I te mutunga wiki, i parakatihi au mō te whakataetae a Polyfest i te Marae o Te Kōtuku, mai i te whitu karaka i te pō o Rāmere, tae noa ki te tekau mā tahi karaka i te ata o te Rātapu.
– Nā Madison Price
As Madison has said above, preparations for Polyfest 2020 are in full swing. It’s a big year for Te Kapa Haka o Te Kōtuku who are celebrating 50 years since what was then called the Māori Culture Group was first established in 1970.
The rōpū (group) held a wānanga (learning forum) at Te Marae o Te Kōtuku, starting at 7pm on Friday, 7 February, through to 11am on Sunday.
Our tuakana showed great leadership and new faces were welcomed into the fold. Along with learning an all-time record of four and a half items during the weekend, an epic inter-house competition was enjoyed by all, including tug-of-war, sack race/egg and spoon relay, and multi-sport challenge.
The count-down is now on, with much practice and preparation still to be done, before our kapa stand at Polyfest on 18-21 March.