With a nervous look on my face, I was ready to perform a powhiri to welcome the visitors that have come from far away. We had to be in the hall and ready before quarter to eight. What is a powhiri you may ask? Well, a powhiri is a way to welcome visitors. When we got to the hall we had a little practise to get us all warmed up.
With had a exciting start with the two kai karanga’s to welcome the visitors to their seats, Shaniah and Awhina. They were brilliant! Up on the stage was the fabulous kapa haka group. For the first time this year, we did a Himene to tautoko the karakia and the mihi. The three songs we did were, Wairua tapu, Karanga mai ra and Iminaka.
After all that, I felt good that it was all done and we finished it off properly. We had a few mix ups but other then that it was brilliant! I hope we do extra well in our next performance.