28 Aug 2013

Kapa haka contest now cancelled

7:06 am on 28 August 2013

The organisers of a Blenheim kapa haka regional competition which was cut short an earthquake have made a decision not to re-run the event.

Te Huinga Whetu, for primary and intermediate school students, was called off after the children were badly shaken by the magnitude 6.6 quake on 16 August.

Three teams missed out on performing on the day.

Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Maui held a hui on Saturday in Nelson to discuss the options.

Chairperson Dayveen Stephens said the decision not to hold another event was not made lightly.