Te Matatini Society Inc.
Te Matatini ‘the many faces’ was incorporated in 1972 to foster, develop and protect excellence in Māori performing arts. Alongside Te Matatini’s biennial national Kapa Haka festival the society also supports Māori performing arts in schools, at festivals, in wananga, with businesses and government departments, with master classes and on the international stage.
The Ministry manages Te Matatini's relationship with the Crown and administers government funding. A National Committee of representatives elected by the rohe governs the Society. A smaller Executive Committee oversees operations. The representatives appoint the Chair.
Te Matarae I Orehu performing at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2012.
To find out more about Te Matatini, view top kapa haka on show overseas in the above film clip which runs for 38 seconds.
- Chair – Selwyn Tanetoa Parata
- Chief Executive – Darrin Apanui
- Tel (04) 385 2306
- Postal Address - PO Box 5619, Lambton Quay, Wellington 6145
Te Matatini is governed by an Executive committee who work alongside a National committee representing the 13 rohe ‘regional bodies’.
The Executive Committee (member’s terms are until the second AGM after their appointment):
- Selwyn Tanetoa Parata – Executive committee chair
- Pauline Hopa
- Annette Wahi
- Donna Grant
- Te Kahautu Maxwell
- Maui Tangohau (co-opted as host representative for Te Matatini Festival 2011)