- Kapa Haka Poroporoaki – Ruth Pannett
The Kapa Haka group had their final session for the year, which was also a chance to farewell those leaving.
The acoustics in the hall made for rousing haka and beautiful waiata, which were highly appreciated by the family members in attendance.
Harriet (as the sole Year-8 member of the group) and Liana (who is off to another school) were farewelled. Other members of the group spoke of their strengths in Kapa Haka, as well as their friendship and leadership qualities.
Of course, it was a farewell for Maria as well. She was thanked for the huge amounts of time, effort and enthusiasm she has put into the group since its inception. She will be sorely missed.
All children received a certificate and a small gift, and then it was time to share the delicious kai! A very successful afternoon!
— Ruth Pannett