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TGS Haka Challenge 2019

The annual TGS Haka challenge was held recently as part of our House competition. Judges Mrs Mary Nixon, Mr Glen Denham and Mr William Catterall were treated to six rousing renditions of the Takapuna Grammar School haka Te Karanga Pakanga. Judges commented on the mana which all the students showed during their performances.

Placings were as follows:

1st - Kaha

2nd - Wehi

3rd - Mana

4th - Ihi

5th= - Maia & Wana

Congratulations to the winning house = Kaha.  

The challenge was completed with a spine-tingling full school haka. To learn more about our school haka and its translation and meaning, see below for full a rendition. Click here for some fantastic video footage put together by year 9 student Hugo Sweetman. 

Individual House Haka's can be viewed here.

Haka - Takapuna Grammar – Te Karanga Pakanga

Kaea: (leader) Taringa whakarongo, Kia rite, Kia rite…….

Listen, get ready, get ready

kia mau…..

hands on hips (let’s go)

Katoa: (group) Hiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!

Kaea: Kia whakanga hoki au i ahau

I am readying/preparing myself

Katoa: Hi aue hi

Kaea: Ko Takapuna e ngunguru nei

This is Takapuna causing the earth to shake

Katoa: I au au aue ha hi!

Kaea: Ko Takapuna e ngunguru nei

This is Takapuna causing the earth to shake

Katoa: I au au aue ha hi!

Kaea: I a ha ha

Katoa: Ka tu te ihi ihi ka tu te wanawana

I will stand with awesome energy and power

Ki runga i te rangi e tu iho nei

I will stand reaching towards the heavens

Tu iho nei – hi

I will stand defiant

Katoa (Boys): I a ha ha

Katoa: Mai nga taumaha ki te kororia

Through difficulty to glory (Per Angusta, Ad Augusta)

Te Karanga pakanga o Takapuna e

Is the battle cry of Takapuna

Kaea: Kia kaha Katoa: hii!

Be strong          Yes

Kaea: Kia toa Katoa: hii!

Be warriors          Yes

Katoa: Kia kaha, kia toa takatakahia

Be strong, be warriors and overcome the enemies/obstacles

kia hinga, kia mate – kia tu toa matou e!

So that we can stand victorious

Ana! Ana! - Hiiii!!!!!! Haaaa!!!!!

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