Ngā Tūmanako takes out Te Matatini 2019 with this amazing performance!

Publish Date
Monday, 25 February 2019, 11:11AM
Photo / Instagram - Te Whānau o Waipareira / @waipareira

Photo / Instagram - Te Whānau o Waipareira / @waipareira

Te Matatini has wrapped up in Te Whanganui-a-Tara after Kapa Haka group Ngā Tūmanako took out the overall spot for National champion Roopu. 

After all 46 groups had performed for the first time, the 9 finalists were announced who then had another shot to impress the judges. 

The 9 finalists were:

  • Te Mātārae I Ōrehu
  • Mōtai Tangata Rau
  • Te Kapa Haka o Te Whānau a Apanui
  • Ngā Tūmanako
  • Tūhourangi Ngāti Wāhiao
  • Te Pou o Mangatāwhiri
  • Whāngārā Mai Tawhiti
  • Te Iti Kahurangi
  • Piki Kōtuku

Crowds at Wellington's Westpac Stadium were shocked when previous champion group, Tamaki Makaurau's Te Waka Huia didn't make the finals. 

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Winning group Ngā Tūmanako was originally founded for by students of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi Marae and was formed in 2005. 

Check out Ngā Tūmanako and their winning performance in full here at maoritelevision.com

See all performances from Te Matatini 2019 here at maoritelevision.com

Congratulations to all winners and especially Ngā Tūmanako!