Kapa haka teams that compete in the Aotea Regional Kapa Haka competition 2018 must be from the following areas:
The region extends from Mohakatinoto Te Puru ki Tuhua; from Te Puru ki Tuhua to Ruapehu; from Ruapehu to Ōtaihape; from Otaihape to Whanganui (township); and from Whanganui, around the Taranaki coast to Mohakatino.
Kapa Haka Teams
Kapa haka teams must have a minimum of 24 and maximum of 40 people on the stage at one time and must be 14 years of age or order at the date of the regional competition. No more than 30% of the performing group on stage may be attending secondary school. Each Kapa Haka must have made and female performers.
Four judges will be allocated to each aggregate discipline. The aggregate disciplines are;
Te Kairangi o Te Mita o Te Reo
Four judges will also be allocated to the non-aggregate discipline. The non-aggregate disciplines are;
Te Kairangi o Te Reo a Tuhi (Whakaeke, Mōteatea, Poi, Waiata-ā-ringa, Haka, Whakawātea)
Best Original Composition
Titonga Hou Mōteatea (Lyrics & Music)
Titonga Hou Waiata-ā-ringa (Lyrics & Music)
Titonga Hou Poi (Lyrics & Music)
Titonga Hou Haka (Lyrics & Music)
The Waiata Tira must be performed and completed within a maximum of 4 minutes. All compulsory disciplines must be completed within 25 minutes. Kapa Haka must be ready at back of stage 10 minutes before their scheduled performance time.
Authentications and original composition scripts must be submitted to Te Kahui Maunga 20 clear days prior to the regional festival, 24 February 2018. Original Composition for lyrics and music shall be awarded in Mōteatea, Waiata-ā-ringa, Poi and Haka.
Waiata Tira: Aotea Regional Choral Competition Trophy Whakaeke: Manuao Tunga Memorial Trophy Moteatea: He taonga Whakamaharatanga ki a Moerewarewa mo te Waiata Tawhito Waiata-a-ringa: He maumahara tenei ki a Hami Prime mo te Waiata-a-Ringa Poi: He tohu maharatanga mo Te Pare Parata na, Te Huatahi Haka: Te Auripo Tamati Haka Trophy Whakawatea: Sponsored by Westpac Trust Hawera Te Reo: Donated by Aotea Maori Performing Arts Committee Best Original Composition: He Taonga Aroha Atihau-nui-a-Paparangi Kakahu: Donated by Aotea Utanganui Manukura Wahine: Te Matapihi Trophy for Excellence in Leadership Manukura Tane: Te Matapihi Trophy for Excellence in Leadership Te Kohinga Name: Te Auripo Tamati Aggregate Trophy