Āwhina - To help
Kai - The person doing the action
The kaiawhina roopu is a team of Ngati Ranana members dedicated to running practices and performances. Our job is to help members feel confident and grow as kapahaka performers.
Performing waiata and haka together is a wonderful way to connect to each other, to ancestors and to Aotearoa. Kapahaka improves coordination and fitness and gives our souls and spirits a lift. We aim for all Ngati Ranana members to feel included and supported whether it’s your first time singing a note or you’ve just stepped off stage at Te Matatini. We also understand that not everyone wants to perform so if you just want to practice for fun that’s kei te pai as well.
If there is anything we can do to help you on your kapahaka journey please reach out. If you have knowledge and expertise to share with the roopu we would love to include this so please let us know.