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Worldwide Acclaim For St Joseph’s Kapa Haka Performance

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It is a sight not many would expect in a Spanish city, but one that has captured the hearts and minds of those all over the world.

Hundreds gathered on the cobblestone streets of Barcelona to watch students from Napier’s St Joseph’s Māori Girls’ College perform a kapa haka routine, with waiata and poi.

Since a video of the performance was posted on Facebook on December 9, it has been viewed more than 465,000 times, shared more than 8000 times and has more than 5000 comments.

Principal Dame Georgina Kingi is surprised by the reaction saying it is simply them, “Māori, being Māori”.

Photo: St Joseph’s Māori Girls’ College students with former Governor-General and High Commissioner of New Zealand to the United Kingdom, Sir Jerry Mateparae at New Zealand House. Photo / Whānau Whānui

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Posted: 27 December 2018

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