On Saturday the 5th of December, Otamatea High School held the inaugural Toi Maori festival which saw a number of schools within the district participating, celebrating and performing haka and waiata. There were balloon stalls, raffles and food stalls to name a few which added to the success of this day.
We would like to acknowledge the support and generosity of the local community and businesses without whom this day would not have been possible.
It was a delight to hear beautiful voices singing waiata and stirring, spine tingling haka from all the students who had put in many hours to deliver a polished performance for their whānau, friends and schools.
A special mention to Ngaroimata Morgan, tutor of Otamatea Kapa Haka and the M.C for the day, Matua Wiremu, for his support and guidance, Taira Phillips for her tireless work behind the scenes and the staff of Otamatea High School who made this day a success.
Ehara taku toa i te toa takitaki, engari he toa takitini.
The success is not that of the individual, but everyone