Year Established: 1994
Iwi: Ngā iwi katoa puta noa i Aotearoa
Te Whatukura is the sole representative for their rohe of Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Māui. In a region not known for kapa haka, they continue to strengthen and foster Māori performing arts in Te Tau Ihu having celebrated their 20th anniversary last year.
This will be their fifth appearance at Te Matatini where they will remember the passing of one of their kuia Puanani who was a stalwart of their kapa.