Louisa Tei

Hula Journey to Kamehameha

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Aloha, we are Hula Halau O MoanaNuiAKiwa - a hula group under the direction of Kumu Hula Auli'i Mitchell. We are based in Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) in Aotearoa, New Zealand. We are preparing to compete at the Kamehameha Hula Competition in Honolulu, Hawai'i in June 2016.

As far as we know, we are the first group from Aotearoa to compete at this international hula competition.

Mahalo friends and whanau who have already supported us but we still need to pay for and make our hand-made hula costumes as well as accommodation and transportation while we are IN Hawai'i.

We are passionate about hula and can't wait to represent our hula teacher, our families, our homelands, our cultures and our ancestors. This is a dream come true and an amazing opportunity to bring the spirit of AROHA to the land of ALOHA.

Join us on our Hula Journey to Kamehameha - donate a koha to our Boosted campaign, follow us on social media and send ALL your good vibes our way!

MAHALO‚Ķ 

 

UPDATES

  • MAHALO!

    35 MONTHS AGO

    Mahalo to our our generous donors who helped us reach 100% of our initial target! We are humbled by your support - your koha is helping us realise our hula dreams and we are so very grateful! Although we have achieved our first goal we are not stopping. Our campaign continues for 2 more weeks! We had planned to hold a social at the end of this month but due to our venue being double booked, we have had to cancel our final fundraiser. Your contributions to our online campaign will pay for costumes so that our dancers don't have to pay out of pocket. Our wahine 'auana (modern hula) dresses cost $180 per dancer and our kane (men) still have to get aloha shirts and pants made. We have set our sights on raising another $1400 before our campaign ends on May 19th. We know we can do it with your help! Your donations mean that we can stop stressing about money and focus on perfecting our choreography, getting ourselves hula fit and learning our chants. Thank you for your aloha! 

    MAHALO!