Awaken the silent majority

Who is the silent majority? You know the ones, the 80% of us who can make change. Yet we leave it to “others” and don’t get involved. This is the most disastrous aspect. It can be called apathy, lack of concern or just laziness. Maybe it’s diffidence. Whichever way you look at it, the majority…

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…

Kapa Haka in Australia

STATE OF KAPA HAKA IN POIHAKENA AND TE WHENUA MOEMOEA Along with thousands of others, attending Te Matatini was just not possible for us. However, experiencing the wairua of Te Matatini with a lump in throat and involuntary tears running unashamedly, I was moved and proud. I watched on my computer at work, on my…