Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara would like to acknowledge key support from Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa and North Harbour Sport which has helped to enable the delivery of the Kaipara Kapa Haka Festival 2023. We would also like to acknowledge the many schools that have kept this kaupapa alive. Particular acknowledgement goes to Mr Richard Nahi for his many years of contributions to the kaupapa.
Each group will only be allocated 20 minutes on stage and 3 minutes to exit the stage. This includes whānau waiata tautoko if you have indicated on the registration form that your whānau intend on performing one. If you exceed the 20minute allocation time, your whānau will not be asked to join your group on stage for the Whānau Waiata Tautoko. Please keep this in mind when putting together your bracket.
Whānau Waiata Tautoko
It is a Kaipara Festival tradition for the MC to ask the whānau members of the group to join the group on stage to sing one last final waiata. If you have indicated on the registration form that your whānau supporters do intend to sing a waiata tautoko, please ensure your whānau are aware of this and are prepared. Ask them to be ready for the MC to call upon them and to move quickly so as not to hold up other performances. If your group exceeds the performance time limit, your whānau will not be invited on stage to sing a waiata tautoko.
Performance Times and Arrival Times to the Venue
Once the performance times have been completed and posted onto the website, all groups have until 3pm Friday 3rd March 2023 to finalise their time. Swapping or exchanges can be negotiated between schools/ organisations.
However, if the organising committee is not informed of these changes before the date previously mentioned, the performance schedule will remain as stated on the website. All groups are expected to report to the backstage manager no later than 1 hour prior to their performance time. If there is a problem on the day, groups must contact the backstage manager as soon as possible.
Groups cannot change with another group on the day. In the event that the festival is running ahead of schedule due to a last-minute withdrawal, the backstage crew may ask your team if you are willing to perform earlier. You have the right to refuse so that your group can perform at their scheduled time. Please let the organising team know as early as possible if your group is not going to perform.
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Stage Flow on the Day
10 minutes prior to your performance your group will be directed to a holding area behind the stage. Groups must be quiet in this area in respect of the group on stage performing.
At your group’s performance time, your group will be guided to the side of the stage. The group should then exit the performance stage