Aloha, we are Hula Halau o Moana Nui A Kiwa. Under the direction
of Kumu Aulii Mitchell, we are a hula school that studies the
ancient art form of Hawaiian hula.
After a successful tour of Oahu, Hawaii last year, where we were
the first Halau from New Zealand to compete at the King Kamehameha
hula competition, we have been asked to return this year.
We have been invited by Kumu Tony Conjugacion to perform at his
Annual Kamau Pono festival in Honolulu Oahu. Joining us will be the
very first group of 3rd year students from the Pacific Institute of
Performing Arts, who are working towards their Bachelor of
Performing Arts degree.
We have been tutoring the students in ancient hula olapa, and
oli (chanting) as part of their cultural and indigenous module. To
complete this module the students will take part in a 10 day
cultural exchange programme in Hawaii, where they will perform
their repertoire at the Kamau Pono festival in Honolulu, Oahu. They
will also take an outer island trip to the Big Island of Hawaii, to
visit sacred sites and share their own cultural dance practices
with the students of Kua O Ka La charter school.
Our love for hula has allowed us to reach out and be a part of a
project that encourages the uplifting Pacific cultural practices to
pass on the value of Aloha, Alofa and Aroha to a new
Please help us to further our work by donating to this campaign.
All proceeds will contribute to accommodation and transport in this
cultural exchange program.
Mahalo Nui Loa.