Enough is enough

The path to progress seemed imminent. Representatives from Te Matatini had agreed to meet, a place and timeframe had been set to sort out the details and then boom nothing. Te Matatini fell silent.  They failed to come good on their promise. My elation was followed by disappointment and regret. This after years of sustained…

The Elephant In The Room

Picking up where I left off in my last post, talking as a parent; I must stop my kids from being involved in kapa haka, that is, until the obvious failings are removed. Using the analogy of the swimming pool, I think we all want to clear the way for our kids so they can…

What does NKTT & kapa haka mean to Maori in Australia?

  What this means is that a question has been asked as to the validity and popularity of NKTT as the entity to operate kapa haka in Australia. The replies, conversations, phone calls and emails have overwhelmingly shown that this organization has been found wanting. That there are serious concerns in Maori community around Australia…

KAPA HAKA IN AUSTRALIA NEEDS HONESTY, INTEGRITY AND HEALING

  Since posting the Blog “State of Kapa Haka in Poihakena and Australia” two weeks ago, a good deal of advice, support and ridicule has been received via different channels. Bringing the conversation into the public realm is positive as opposed to sweeping the issue under the carpet as has been the case over the…