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SUPA 6 KAPA HAKA COMPETITION 2014

New Zealand House Penthouse Suite, Saturday May 10 2014

Congratulations to the overall winning team - Ngā Matāwaka: Te Ataraiti Waretini, Vanessa Marjoribanks, Tredegar Hall, Shane Cahill, Adrian Smith & Ryan Bright, they also won Best Haka.


Ngāti Rānana won Best Poi - Michelle Rigby, Tayla Wallace, Maylee Allen, Kellee Peita, Aaron Cotton & Ted Mahutariki.
Maramara Tōtara won Best Kākahu - Nadia Pavlof, Rimca Karmaker, Tony Willard, Rob Dawson, Douglas Townsend & Chris Reynolds.

Thanks also to our judges: Awa Hudson, Ben Ward & Leonie Lewis.


Maramara Tōtara held their renowed London fundraiser "SUPA 6" on Saturday May 10 at 6pm.

Since 2004, the SUPA 6 Kapa Haka Competition has showcased top Māori performing arts talent that provides an opportunity to experience an authentic display of New Zealand's Māori culture - the only event of its kind in Europe.

This special evening was held in New Zealand House's fantastic Penthouse Suite, it has some of the most spectacular views in London and brings a piece of home to the heart of London and provides UK guests with a unique insight in to Māori culture thriving in Europe.

A big mihi to our sponsors!

A DVD of the event will be available soon! Contact us to get one.

Highlights from 2010:



10th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS "ARTISTS & WARRIORS" 2013

New Zealand House Penthouse, Saturday June 8 2013

Maramara Tōtara celebrated their 10th birthday with an evening of performance and entertainment in their exceptional London fundraiser "Artists & Warriors". Over the last 10 years, the annual SUPA 6 Kapa Haka Competition has showcased top Māori performing arts talent that provides an opportunity to experience an authentic display of New Zealand's Māori culture - the only event of its kind in Europe.
This special evening was held in New Zealand House's renowned Penthouse Suite, it has some of the most spectacular views in London and brings a piece of home to the heart of London and provides UK guests with a unique insight in to Māori culture thriving in Europe. Maramara Tōtara presented their special guests, Waiora at their only London gig.

Waiora: Horomona Horo & Josh Rogers - "Mentored by tohunga (experts) of taonga puoro, the late Dr Hirini Melbourne and Richard Nunns, in 2001, Horomona won the inaugural Dynasty Heritage Concerto Competition and in the intervening years has become the international Māori face of Taonga Puoro."

Waiora website Creative New Zealand International Programme 2012

Also in the line up were Jasmine Duxbury, Kellee Peita, Ngāti Rānana, Sistar S'pacific and Karl Burrows.

Maramara Tōtara was founded in 2003 due to the desire of those wanting to learn about the art, use and customs of ancient Māori weaponry. This is taught through the use of the Māori language, culture and a physical training regime by a dedicated team of trained volunteers. The proceeds raised went towards the cost of bringing graders over from NZ as members prepared for gradings here in July in the UK and to send Nadia Pavlof, a founder Maramara Tōtara member, to New Zealand for the school's 30th anniversary events in November.

8th ANNUAL KAPA HAKA SUPA 6 2012

New Zealand House Penthouse, Saturday May 19 2012

Maramara Tōtara, the London branch of Te Whare Tu Taua o Aotearoa (The National School of Ancient Māori Weaponry of New Zealand) hosted the 8th annual Kapa Haka Supa 6 London competition.

SUPA 6 was again a fantastic display of Māori and Kiwi performing arts talent!!
Thanks very much to the three awesome teams! which were:
  • Nga Uri O Hineahuone: Kellee Peita, Michelle Rigby, Te Ataraiti Waretini, Ryan Bright, Sam Crymble and Heta Gardiner
  • Neke Mineti: Bruce Simpson, Matangaro Paerau, Frankie Waiomio, Hemi Carlson and Alex Stewart
  • Te Ope: Krystina Te Kanawa, Laree Te Kanawa, Amokura Tapiata, Broz Coffin, Rihari Keane and Hone Riley

The winners were:
  • First prize for overall best group and recipients of the 'He Taonga Maumaharatanga ki a Kui Rahera Windsor' taonga: Nga Uri O Hineahuone
  • The 'Crowd Favourite' award and recipients of the new 'Kateia Burrows Mana Wahine' trophy created by George Nuku: Te Ope
  • Best Poi: Te Ope
  • Best Kākahu: Nga Uri O Hineahuone
  • Best Haka: Te Ope

Sincere thanks to our judges: Ben Ward, Kym Maxwell and Karl Burrows and a big mihi to our sponsors.

The entertainment was provided by the very talented Val Smith, joined by an impromptu duet with Karl Burrows, the up & coming wahine toru Kimiora, Eimii and Kaitlyn.

Supa 6, an opportunity to experience an authentic display of New Zealand’s Māori culture, is the only event of its kind in Europe. Staged in the New Zealand House Penthouse Suite which offers some of the most spectacular views in London, SUPA 6 brings a piece of home to the heart of London and provides UK guests with a unique insight in to Maori culture thriving in Europe.

The proceeds raised at SUPA 6 go towards the cost of running the weekly training sessions as members prepare for annual gradings in New Zealand.

HONO KI AOTEAROA

New Zealand House Penthouse, Friday May 20 2011

Maramara Tōtara and Ngāti Rānana proudly invited guests to ‘Hono ki Aotearoa – Connect to home’, a night for New Zealanders, family and friends living in London.

Hono ki Aotearoa offered a chance for London-based New Zealanders to connect with each other while bringing them a little piece of home. It was also a chance for friends of New Zealand to get a taste of Māori culture, whanaungatanga (togetherness) and experience performances from some of our up-and-coming kapa haka enthusiasts.

The Penthouse suite, New Zealand House has some of the most spectacular and dramatic views across London as one of only a few high-rise buildings in the West End. Fantastic New Zealand wine and beer was enjoyed together with warm hospitality and great New Zealand music.

7th ANNUAL KAPA HAKA SUPA 6 EVENT 2010

New Zealand House Penthouse, Friday May 19 2010

Maramara Tōtara, the London branch of Te Whare Tu Taua o Aotearoa (The National School of Ancient Māori Weaponry of New Zealand) and Ngāti Rānana London Māori Club hosted the 7th annual Kapa Haka Supa 6 London competition.

SUPA 6 showcases top Māori performing arts talent and provides an opportunity to experience an authentic display of New Zealand’s Māori culture - the only event of its kind in Europe. Staged in the New Zealand House Penthouse Suite which offers some of the most spectacular views in London, SUPA 6 brings a piece of home to the heart of London and provides UK guests with a unique insight in to Maori culture thriving in Europe.

Ngāti Rānana London Māori Club aims to provide New Zealanders residing in the UK and others interested in Māori culture the opportunity to teach, learn and participate in the culture. Ngāti Rānana celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2009 and are the backbone of the Māori community in the UK.

The proceeds raised at SUPA 6 go towards Maramara Tōtara’s cost of running weekly training sessions as members prepare for annual gradings in New Zealand, and Ngāti Rānana’s kapa haka group competing in the prestigious Te Manahua kapa haka competition held in Hawaii in August of 2010.

Mataatua: the winning team 2010

Feedback from previous years’ SUPA 6 events

  • “Absolutely awesome, we loved it - one of the best things we have been to in a long time, thanks for a great night”
  • “I thought the evening was a tremendous success also – excellent atmosphere, audience & entertainment.”
  • “Although I am quite enjoying Flight of the Conchords, Supa 6 is a compelling reason for being alive.”
  • “I just wanted to say thank you and congratulations. Last night was absolutely fabulous. I didn't expect that much entertainment and such a wonderful night. The whole event was so well organised. I loved the food, and everything. Congrats.”
SUPA 6 was on Friday 20th May 2010, doors opened at 6pm, in the Penthouse at New Zealand House, Piccadilly, London SW1Y 4TQ.

Please note that guests must be a minimum of 16 years old, SUPA 6 is a smoke free event.
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