Children gather for kapa haka

KIMBERLEY CRAYTON-BROWN
Last updated 11:27 26/10/2012
THE SOUTHLAND TIMES

Students from Bluff Community School perform at the kapa haka competitions at the Civic Theatre.

Nga Putangitangi kapa haka
ROBYN EDIE/Fairfax NZ
Pupils from Bluff Community School perform in the junior section of the Nga Putangitangi kapa haka competition at the Civic Theatre.

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Hundreds of school pupils have gathered at the Civic Theatre to compete in the annual Nga Putangitangi kapa haka competition.

Children as young as five have taken to the stage this morning, with an appreciative audience cheering the groups on.

Primary and secondary schools from around Southland are performing, with one group from Queenstown Primary School also entered this year.

The final group of performances begins at 2.30pm, and a prize giving will be held at 3.30pm.

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- The Southland Times

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