Kapa haka is the term for Māori performing arts and literally means to form a line (kapa) and dance (haka). It involves an emotional and powerful combination of song, dance and chanting.
Kapa haka is performed by cultural groups on marae, at schools, and during special events and festivals. Dunstan High School Kapa Haka is open to all students regardless of ethnicity, and it is a small, supportive group who like to have fun, learn and embrace our New Zealand culture.
It is run every Wednesday and we participate in a number of events, such as Polyfest, Uururuwhenua Festival, school gatherings, Mihi Whakatau, and Senior Prizegiving.