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Our new haka

Mr Parker Ormond, from the University of Otago College of Education Dunedin Campus, came with a surprise to school – our new haka. Earlier in the year, Parker had offered to write a haka just for Newfield Park School [Te Kura o Nga Purapura]. Our first step was to collect ideas from our school community. […]


Poi and Pizza

A couple of weeks ago Newfield Kindergarten and Newfield Park families and staff combined forces to make poi for each of our kapahaka teams. It was a great night to meet people and it was all finished off with pizza and a natter. Thank you everyone that came along and helped.  


Kapahaka 2014

We are underway with our kapahaka practices for 2014. Our junior and senior team practices are held one after the other on Wednesday afternoons. At this early stage, there are almost 100 children who are interested in being a part of kapahaka. Newfield Kindergarten is entering a kapahaka team in the Polyfest festival for the […]


Well done to our Junior and Senior Kapahaka teams!

Last Friday, the 2014 Putangitangi Kapahaka competitions were held at the velodrome. Here are our wonderful Senior kapahaka team with Miss Jen Smith. We are so proud of both our junior and senior teams – they worked hard, supported each other and were confident, assured performers. Thank you to the many people that helped our […]



Polyfest 2012

Take a look at us at the 2012 Polyfest.   Lots of people have worked really hard to make this happen. The tutors – Whaea Dee, Whaea Renee & Whaea Rosina, the support people led by Whaea Lowana, the whanau of Te Awa Rau and the wider school community, the teachers who made sure everyone […]


The Fire Woman

Artist ~ Emily The Fire Woman had fire in her finger nails and toe nails. Maui visited her and one-by-one got fire from her finger and toe nails. He made the Fire Woman angry because he tricked her and put all the fires out by putting them in the river, until there was only one […]