Kapa Haka Kids follows the journey of a group of novice students from Auckland’s North Shore who have just four weeks to prepare for the kapa haka performance of their lives in front of an audience of thousands!
For New Zealand’s largest secondary school, Rangitoto College on Auckland’s North Shore, success at the Polyfest has been an impossible dream. With over 3000 students, but only 80 Māori students, Rangitoto College are known more for their sporting prowess than their Māori cultural performance skills.
Helping them on their kapa haka journey are two of the leading kapa haka performers in the country, Howard Morrison Junior and his sister, Donna Grant.
Episode 1 - It’s the largest school in the country, but can the kids from Rangitoto College put together a champion haka group in just four weeks?
Episode 2 - The pressure is on, and the kids are falling apart. A surprise road trip turns into a journey of discovery for the Kapa Haka kids.
Episode 3 - With only a few days until Polyfest, the Kapa Haka kids are told they must step up or step out of the competition.
Episode 4 - It’s crunch time – can the Kapa Haka kids conquer their nerves, or will they go home empty handed?