About Us

Te Aho Paihere is a community youth group set up through the Manawa Kapa Haka in schools programme which offers wānanga in different kaupapa Māori.

Current Programmes

Te Aho Paihere offers wānanga for primary, secondary and tertiary students- with a desire to further reach out to all whānau.

Manawa Kapa Haka

Our most challenging project yet is the Te Heretaura project.  This involves training capable and committed tuakana, who are keen to share the workload, in tutoring kapa haka in their communities.


Kia ora koutou ngā whānau o tēnei kaupapa a Te Aho Paihere. Polyfest this year will fall in Week 8 Sept 9-13 at The Lion Arena, Edgar Sports Stadium. Te Aho Paihere will be performing at around 8.30pm. Everyone will need to meet on the courts at 7.45pm. Kopua and I will be on stage [...]

Ko wai a Te Aho Paihere?

Te Aho Paihere, First Wānanga, Te Whānau Arohanui, Waitati 2015 Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti arahia ō tātou mahi. Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work.  After three years of wānanga, performances, hui-ā-whānau, teaching and supporting kura around Dunedin, Te Aho Paihere is ready for the next taumata. This begins with creating a [...]

The Journey Begins

Te Aho Paihere was formed in 2015 by Manawa Enterprises tutors and owners, Kopua Waititi and Ana Pene. Kopua and Ana  have been working together on their whānau business, Manawa Enterprises, teaching kaupapa Māori and kapa haka in primary schools of Dunedin, NZ, since 2010. When Manawa Enterprises was first established a goal was set to [...]