The Teina, or Junior, group of Te Aho Paihere is for tamariki that are currently participating, or have recently participated, in a Manawa Enterprises Kapa Haka programme, and are keen to continue their learning journey through Te Aho Paihere. The programme is for tamariki Y6-Y9, with the Y9 tamariki making a transition to the tuakana roopu throughout the year.

The Teina will use kapa haka as their main medium, working on creating different brackets and exploring different components of kapa haka, while nurturing positive relationships with themselves and with others through wānanga.