Kapa Haka linking whānau, culture and wellbeing together!

Te Pūoho's journey with Kapa Haka and its positive affects on wellbeing


Te Pūoho performs as part of a Kapa Haka group in Te Tairāwhiti and Gisborne, he shares with us how doing hakas with this group has been a significant part of his wellbeing journey for the last 10 years!

Kapa Haka for Te Pūoho is more than just getting together as a rōpu and representing Te Tairāwhiti! It encompasses so much more! 

Its challenge of mental and physical endurance, helps him connect with and recreate the social weavings that existed during his childhood for his family to experience. Seeing his children and family get involved and be a part of the journey is heartwarming! 

Te Pūoho sees Kapa Haka as an active zen stage that allows him to disconnect from the chaos in his professional life and just be himself in the ranks and the roads. It is something that he does not know what he would do without it, as it’s an important part of his overall wellbeing.


To listen to more of Te Pūoho’s Kapa Haka journey click here! 

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