Te Hau Tawhiti at Ala Moana
Te Hau Tawhiti performed yesterday at the Ala Moana Centerstage in Honolulu. They were founded and formed in support of the kaupapa Māori in Australia. A passionate bunch with a desire to hold fast to who they are as Māori. Te Hau Tawhiti aims to achieve this through haka, waiata, reo māori, ngahau, getting together and continuing their learning journey and sharing while living abroad.
The Brisbane-based group was established as a mechanism for Māori living in Australia to stay connected to their Māoritanga despite being miles away from their tūrangawaewae. They execute this through the means of haka, waiata, social festivities as well as focusing on their respective te reo Māori journeys.