kapa haka

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kapa haka

NZ the traditional Maori performing arts, often performed competitively
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Clive thought the kapahaka training sessions were "choice" (very good) and elaborated, "I am into my culture, didn't keep me out of trouble much though." Johnny thought the best part of Whakapakari was "teaching the kapahaka." He went on to say, "Culture?
kapahaka: performance group of haka and action songs
Thirty-seven percent of the responses referred to the adolescents feeling positive about the culture of their REI group, including participating in kapahaka (Maori performance/ dance), cultural traditions and "our history, achievements, stories and language".
If the question is addressed using some more formal means assessment such as behavioural functional assessment (Evans & Paewai, 1999; Yoman, 2008), we may discover that Hemi hits Tau a lot during maths classes and not at all during kapahaka practice.
He has been involved in Kapahaka in the past, but does not intend to be involved in these activities while he is not at 'home.' He presents with visual hallucinations and often uses te reo in the midst of his sentences.