Kapa Haka was the other Selwyn group that performed at Polyfest this year. Maia Royal is one of the three leaders. She reports on her experience:
Kapa Haka this year was outstanding. Despite all the ups and downs our team faced, I am proud of the effort they had put in. My proudest moment on stage was feeling the love the team put into the 20mins on stage. I saw how proud they were to perform for their family and friends. It showed a lot in the smiles that showed all through the performance. The courage that the juniors showed was inspirational. They are the reason I love doing Kapa Haka. I get to watch each of them grow as a performer and as an individual and it makes the journey so much better.
A big thank you to the seniors for all their help, I could not have done it without them, they took charge when it got too much and really helped the development of the team. Polyfest 2021 was amazing and I am super proud of what we as a team produced. - Maia Royal