Casino Stevens sits down with some of the founding members of the kapa haka festival Ngāti Awa Te Toki whaea Della Smith rāua ko whāea Waitangi Black.

They talk about the importance of this kaupapa for the people of Ngāti Awa, but the revitalization of te reo o Ngāti Awa.

This labour weekend from the 26-27th te iwi o Ngāti Awa will celebrate their Ngāti Awatanga.