Monday, March 18, 2013

What I Love!!!

   Every practice we get more confident and stronger. Kapa haka is one of my favourite things to do at school. On Mondays with Whaea Sophie and Whaea Raewyn and on Fridays with Miss Tito. I started loving it when I was 10.
   My mum found out about a kapa haka group that started at our marae,(Tumutumuwhenua), in Orakei. When I found out, I wanted to go. But not alone, so I pulled my friend Kaycee into it. Ending up at kapa haka every Wednesday afternoon, I would get our waiata, (songs), stuck in my head for the rest of the night. It was annoying but it all paid off. why? Well because after weeks of practice we went down to Ngarawahia for Koroneihana.

   Koroneihana is a celebration for the Maori King. By the way Koroneihana means Coronation. After performing in front of everybody down there and watching other groups, my confidence in kapa haka gained a lot. And I mean A LOT!! It went from performing with my cousins from Orakei to being a Kaea at the age of 11 for our prize giving opening.

   Ever since prize giving  I've all ways wanted to be in kapa haka and plus my Te reo Maori has gained a lot to. I'm picking in Maori language a lot. When I grow up I would like to be a Kaea of an international Kapa Haka group. This is where my passion and love goes to.


  1. What a great goal to have Tyla-Marie. I didn't know that you had performed at the Koroheihana? (And I have learnt a new word).
    I would love to continue to hear about your adventures with your kapa haka group.

  2. This is a wonderful post Tyla. I love the goal you have set and look forward to seeing you achieve it.

  3. Hey Tyla! My name is Taylor. I want to tell you that you have a wonderful goal. I believe its good for kids to have something to strive for. I'm not sure what Kapa Haka is, but I can tell you are very passionate about it! Keep up the good work, and good luck with the rest of the school year!


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