Te Wiki o te reo Māori - Māori Language Week 2022

The Ikubunkan Institute of Education in Tokyo facilitates a one-year study abroad programme for students to attend high schools in New Zealand, Australia and Canada. Pre-COVID, Ikubunkan sent 100 students annually to NZ for three terms at 100 public schools.

Because students have learned kapa haka/waiata at different schools they have developed their own Ikubunkan’s style of kapa haka when practising as one school.

Ikubunkan students performed haka for the former Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell, who visited the school in 2016. They also performed haka for the Prime Minister at the NZ Embassy Tokyo, when she visited Japan during the RWC in 2019.

You can read more from the full Daily Mail story here.

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