Kapa Haka Tutors for Schools

Kapa Haka Tutors for Schools

Supporting Te Reo Māori competency, pride, well-being and cultural knowledge in your school.

Kia ora 😀

We’re Te Whānau Raukura, a group of expert Māori kapa haka performers living all across Auckland and working part-time at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. We are also educators and teachers, working on public programmes at the Auckland Museum and at schools in our suburbs.  

We have a deep love of Te Reo Māori and Māori culture, particularly kapa haka. For us it is about the ihi (excitement), the wehi (awe) and the wana (thrill). 

We are available for tutoring 🌱

We would love to see if your school needs some assistance with it’s kapa haka programme, Te Reo Māori classes or Māori arts. 

How can we help?

We can develop a structured programme for kapa haka for your school or a tailored one-off workshop including:
How we can help
Te Reo Māori 
Correct pronunciation and guidance on use of everyday Māori language, eg Kia ora, Ngā mihi.
Kapa Haka Fundamentals
Presentation, attitude and tikanga (ethics) of kapa haka.
Teach an action song including words, correct pronunciation and actions.
Teach a haka including words, correct pronunciation and actions.
Teach a mōteatea (traditional chant) including words, correct pronunciation and actions.
Teach a simple poi including words, correct pronunciation and actions.
Tītītōrea or Tīrākau
Teach stick game including words, correct pronunciation and actions.
Teach a simple opening and closing karakia including words, correct pronunciation and actions.


We can align kapa haka teaching objectives to short-term or long-term curriculum and goals. Please call to discuss, Kingi Gilbert, 021893917 kingi@hakalegend.co.nz

Long Term Potential for Your School & Kapa Haka 

We’ll aim to help your kids develop their skills and grow to perform a kapa haka bracket tailored around the following items:
  1. The haka
  1. Waiata-a-Ringa, action song
  1. Traditional stick-game 
  1. Simple poi
  1. Traditional singing and chanting

This is a 15 to 20 minute performance that can be used for the school for special occassions - assembly, sports, new teachers, new students, Matariki, Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, birthdays, Waitangi and other celebrations.

Testimonials & Reviews

  • “The group were amazing, so professional, funny and educational. I received so many comments, in particular from the Australians attending, about how much they enjoyed the performance and especially learning something about the Maori culture. I know many said it was great to know where and how the word Kia Ora is used, as it was a word they heard often. So thank you for your wonderful work.”
  • - Carmel Gregan-Ford, Kidney Health New Zealand

  • “Thanks again for organising an amazing performance last week for our Maori Scholarship Awards Night! I didn't get a chance to thank  the team after their performance, but I wonder if you can pass on my thanks to them on behalf of the Crimson team? “
  • - Jarrod, Crimson Team