Kapa Haka

Saturday 19 February 2011, 8.00 pm on Maori Television

Catch all the highlights from day three of the 2011 Te Matatini O Te Ra National Kapa Haka competitions, held at Wai o Hika Estate, Gisborne.

Sunday 20 February 2011, 8.30 am on Maori Television

Tune in for all the kapa haka finals action as the top nine groups at Te Matatini 2011 battle it out on stage for the top spot. (LIVE)

Maori Television viewers worldwide will be able to watch a live web simulcast of the final day of competition from Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival 2011.

Forty-two teams from around the country and Australia will compete for the coveted title of the best Kapa Haka team in the world.  Judges have the difficult task of selecting finalists from the first three days to compete in the finals on Sunday 20th February.

“It just makes sense for us to simulcast the finals. There are so many Maori overseas who want to see their whanau perform at Te Matatini and the simulcast lets them be part of the excitement as it happens,” says general manager, programming, Haunui Royal.

Maori Television will broadcast live from the Te Matatini finals and on www.maoritelevision.com on Sunday February 20 from 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM as the top teams challenge for the coveted national title before the announcement of the supreme winner.

In addition to the finals Maori Television will screen special updates and highlights during the first three days of the festival – Thursday to Saturday, February 17 to 19, from 8.00 PM to 11.00 PM.

See, hear and celebrate the unique culture of New Zealand when Maori Television presents exclusive and extensive coverage of Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival 2011 from Gisborne next month.

Forty-two teams from around the country and Australia will compete for the coveted title of the best Kapa Haka team in the World.  Judges have the difficult task of selecting finalists from the first three days to compete in the finals on Sunday 20th February.

New Zealand’s national indigenous broadcaster, Maori Television will screen special updates and highlights during the first three days of the festival – Thursday to Saturday, February 17 to 19, from 8.00 PM to 11.00 PM.

Maori Television will broadcast live from the Te Matatini finals on Sunday February 20 from 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM as the top teams challenge for the coveted national title before the announcement of the supreme winner.

During the festival, Maori Television’s website www.maoritelevision.com will be refreshed regularly with the latest performances from Te Matatini.

Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival 2011 – only on Maori Television –Thursday to Saturday, February 17-19, from 8.00 PM to 11.00 PM; and live on Sunday February 20 from 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM.

Viewers can call the helpline on 0800 MA TATOU (0800 628 2868) for advice on how to tune into Maori Television.