If you fancy some kapa haka without the tricky moves then Jan Newton has found your perfect stage. In conjunction with Piritahi Marae, Jan is assembling a kaumatua and whanau group to perform at upcoming kapa haka events. If all...
The long-awaited ceremony held on Sunday to officially open Piritaha Marae’s whare whakairo, house of carvings, was a mix of formality and festivity. Representatives of iwi from around the region, members of parliament, Waiheke residents and visitors attended the day...
“Kotahi te kohao o te ngira e kuhuna ai te miro ma, te miro pango, te miro whero. I muri, kia mau ki te aroha, ki te ture, ki te whakapono; Through the eye of the needle pass the...
One of Māoridom’s most spiritual objects has been brought to Waiheke where it will be hosted by Piritahi Marae. Having spent the past month at Mātaatua Marae ki Tāmaki, the mauri stone of Te Matatini kapa haka competition was brought...

Island tamariki under five took to the stage at Te Huruhi School on Friday with a Sing in Spring concert arranged by teacher Maikara Ropata. Kaumatua Pita Mahaki gave an opening karakia, before the hall collectively sang the waiata E...
Piritahi Marae was brimming with music from around the world last week as a talented group of 18 to 30-year-old musicians entertained a large crowd as part of Ethno New Zealand. Guests were welcomed on to the marae with...
“What’s good for Māori is good for everybody,” is the catch-cry adopted by Waiheke High School’s newly approved whānau form class. The board of trustees has given the green light to an all-ages vertical form class that will launch this...
For the first time in a decade Waiheke High’s Piringakau kapa haka group performed at Polyfest 2018. It had been so long, yet they blew everyone away with their outstanding performance and mana. With only six weeks to prepare their...
A Waiheke kapa haka group is preparing for a trip to Hawaii next year. Waiheke High School’s Piringākau kapa haka group is preparing to visit the Polynesian island of Oahu in April next year. “The purpose of this trip is to...
Waiheke tamariki had rehearsed for weeks to put on an evening of Matariki celebrations on Wednesday last week at Te Huruhi Hall for the whole Waiheke whanau whanui. Pita Mahaki kicked things off with a karakia, before Piritahi Childcare took...