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Kapa Haka

This week on Marae 14th September 2008

Kapa Haka

"Look. Stop moping. Roll your sleeves up and get in and do it!"

This is the advice Trevor Maxwell reckons his wife, the late Atareta would give to end Te Arawa's absence from the national kapa haka competition stage.

The loss of their matriarch Atareta Maxwell nee Morrison has motivated her whanau who were scattered among several Te Arawa groups to come back as one - Nga Uri O Te Whanoa - to the Te Matatini National Festival in Tauranga next year. 

Pressure on Ngati Porou Foreshore and Seabed deal.

While Te Runanga o Ngati Porou is doing the rounds seeking a mandate among East Coast hapu for its proposed Foreshore and Seabed deal with the Crown, hapu Ruawaipu and Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti, have filed an urgent hearing application with the Waitangi Tribunal asking that the process be halted.

Darrell Naden and Matanuku Mahuika front up to Shane Taurima.

International University

Ruakiri Fairhall is a singer of many years and for the past 5 he's been studying at Westminster University in the U.S. His ultimate goal is to become a foreign diplomat but in the meantime he's come back home to rejuvenate his passion for haka and convince childhood friend Kuirangi Paakina-Waaka to join him at Westminster