Every November the "Turanganui Schools' Maori Culture Festival" is held. Most kindergartens and schools have a 'Kapa Haka' group. Kapa Haka means Maori songs and dance.
This year, for the first time, my children's school sent a group of five and six year olds. It was an exciting day for Thom! He was a little nervous before the event. Here are a couple of short videos I took. The first one is a 'Taiaha' drill. A Taiaha is a traditional Maori weapon. The second video is a 'waiata'. Waiata is the Maori word for song.
Every week I play the guitar for a school where I used to teach. We had two performances last week at school and we are performing at the festival tomorrow and Thursday. It has been very busy with practices. I will see if I can get some video of our performance too!