Whakatāne primary school Te Kura o te Pāroa has won the National Primary Schools Kapa Haka competition.
Hundreds of tamariki from 62 schools took part in the competition which was held in Hamilton
The five-day event was held last week and showcased the country’s top rangatahi performers from 17 regions across the country.
Te Whānau o te Maro Hauhake from Tauranga Moana came in second, while Te Wharekura o Ruatoki was third.
All three of the top placing teams descend from the Mātaatua waka.