5 Sep 2009

Performing arts festival being held

6:06 am on 5 September 2009

A long-running Maori performing arts festival is being held this weekend in Tairawhiti.

Tamararo was started in 1953 by Anglican priest Brown Turei - now Bishop Turei - as a parish fundraiser.

Organiser Willie Te Aho says seven kapa haka roopu line up on Saturday at the Gisborne events centre, including top guns Waihirere, Whangara Mai Tawhiti and Te Hokowhitu a Tu.

He told Waatea News the annual competition helps Tairawhiti groups keep on the top of their game.