Thursday, 18 August 2016


Kia Ora Whānau
Kapa Haka Competition day is fast approaching - Saturday 27 August!
Below is key information from the organizers and myself on what the students need to do on the day. 
About the Performance Day

Winter 10s is a special Kapa Haka event right here in Queenstown. It is an amazing event and nothing like you have ever seen before.
There are 2 categories in this competition:
  • Traditional Junior section - This year there are 5 Junior groups performing(four roopu from Tahuna(Queenstown) and one from Ōtepoti(Dunedin)
  • Contemporary Adult section. There will be 6 Contemporary Adult groups performing. The adult groups take kapa haka to a whole new level, weaving stories and tales throughout their unique bracket of items that is reflected in their original kākahu and costume ideas. Only 10 adults on stage per group (hence the name - Winter 10s).

This is the third year Winter 10s has been running in Queenstown, it is likely to draw a large crowd so you will need to get in early to secure your seats. You are able to come and go throughout the day. It is a koha(donation) entry this year for adults.

Friday 26 August is stage check at the Memorial Hall:

It is essential that all students intending to perform attend the stage check at the Memorial Hall, so they can become familiar with the proceedings prior to the event.
  • Parents will need to transport students to and from the stage check and are welcome to stay during this time. If you are unable to transport your child to Memorial hall, please contact myself as I may be able to assist
  • Each student needs to wear their school tracksuit into the Memoria Hall sound/stage check
  • Stage check times: Students to meet inside the hall by stage at the following times
  • 5:00pm - 5:30pm - TUAKANA (Senior) group
Our stage check time is short so please ensure your child is there on time.  
After the performance they will go to the changing room and change back into their school track suit.
Saturday 27 August 'Performance Day' Instructions
  • All students must be at Memorial Hall at 9am. Students are to meet outside the main entrance.
  • Students are to arrive wearing their allocated school track suits. 
  • HAIR must be tied back neatly in a pony tail with a BLACK hair tie
  • NO jewellery to be worn except a taonga (pounamu/greenstone/bone carving)
  • NO nail polish on hands or toes.
  • Boys must wear black under pants.
  • Students need to bring a packed lunch with a full drink bottle of water.(There will be food available to buy)
Ideally we would like all students to stay for the duration of the day (9am - 2:30pm) however I understand that some families may have other commitments.
(Our kakahu ngā kaiawhina(Costume helpers/make-up) need to have all the kakahu layed out and ready for when the kids come down at 11:45am to get dressed)


Programme of events (tentative draft, subject to change)
  • 9:00 am - Doors open (koha/donation entry - students do not need to pay) 
Powhiri - Official welcome ceremony (6 students to represent APS in this - Kaiya Collins, 

Jessica MacDonald, Ana Winders, JD Ries, Josh Bonnar and Luka Bouchier)
  • 9:15am - Powhiri finishes - We move to allocated seating for our group
  • 9:50am - MC starts
  • 10:00am - Tiohuka - Queenstown adult group - current champions. Worth watching!
  • 10:20am - Queenstown Primary School
  • 10:35am - Adult group
  • 10:55am - Remarkables Primary TEINA roopu
  • 11:10am - Adult Group
  • 11:30am - Te kura kaupapa o Owheo Primary School Group
  • 11:45am - Adult Group
  • TE ROOPU TUAKANA O TE KURA O KĀMURIWAI go backstage to get ready for their performance
  • 12:00pm - LUNCH BREAK
  • 12:40pm - Remarkables Primary TUAKANA roopu
  • 12:55pm - Adult Group
  • 1:30pm - Adult Group
  • 1:45pm - BREAK
  • 2:00pm - Prize giving - JD and KAIYA need to be ready to go onto the stage for 
  • this
​If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me
Ngā mihi

Whaea Kārena

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