Taha Māori


Kapa Haka

A combined Timaru Boys’ and Timaru Girls’ group Ngā Manu Kura perform at Pōwhiri and various community and school occasions, including the FLAVA Festival.   The name of the group  Ngā Manu Kura (Ngā – many or plural for the Manukura – leaders in their own way and together a force to be reckoned with) encapsulates the essence of leadership predominately shown through the late Matua Smiley who paved the way for the rangatahi to have Māori culture become part of them in their education at both schools.

“Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōnā te ngahere…Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga, nōnā te ao!”

“The bird that feasts of the miro berry, reigns the forest…The bird that feasts of knowledge conquers the world!”