Te Matatini Kapa Haka nationals are upon us once again! Where a collection of Aoteroa's finest and fiercest performers will take to the stage to compete in the country's top Kapa Haka comp, bringing together people of all ages, all backgrounds, all beliefs, Māori and non-Māori alike, participants and observers.
To celebrate this momentus occasion, Wellington City Council have installed "Haka Lanterns" at pedestrian crossings around the city. It's unclear how long they will be around for, but if you ask us we reckon it should stay!
You can watch Te Matatini ki te Ao on Maori Television or stream it right here from 8am Thursday morning.
Enjoy the celebrations and performances whanau!