ABOUT TE PUAWAI and NGA TEWHATEWHA
Te Puawai( the blooming or blossoming flower)
is not a traditional Kapa Haka group ( roopu ).
Te Puawai is a - roopu whakangahou - group who comes together for the joy of singing
Te Puawai is an Inclusive - not exclusive, performance group.
Te Puawai has an open tikanga - contemporary approach to including any and all students with an interest in waiata - tikanga - te reo.
Nga Tewhatewha ( )
Is more of our “kapa haka” group - it’s traditional it’s more classical (but obviously not totally classic)
A more stringent focus on
Waita ari (action songs)
We have our own Riverdale kawa (rules/protocol)