The six Te Arawa kapa haka teams competing at next year's Te Matatini now know when they will perform during the festival.

A total of 46 teams from 13 regions across New Zealand and Australia have qualified to compete at the 2019 Te Matatini ki Te Ao competition hosted by Te Whanganui-a-Tara collective of the Wellington Māori Cultural Society, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Ngāti Toa and Te Āti Awa.

The competition will take place in Wellington from February 20 to 24 at the Westpac Stadium.

The live draw was completed last week from Te Herenga Waka Marae in Wellington.

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Te Mātārae I Ōrehu won this year's Te Arawa Kapa Haka Regional Festival held in March. Joining them at the national competition representing the rōhe will be Te Pikikōtuku o Rongomai, Tūhourangi-Ngāti Wāhiao, Ngāti Rangiwēwehi, Ngāti Whakaue, and Te Hikuwai.

TE IHU – POOL A - Rāpare 21 Hui Tanguru

Te Reanga Morehu o Ratana
Hikurangi
Ngā Purapura o Te Tai Hauāuru
Te Iti Kahurangi
Mātangirau
Te Matapihi
Ōpōtiki Mai Tawhiti
Ngāti Ranginui
Ruatoki
Te Manu Huia
Ngāti Rangiwēwehi
Te Whānau a Apanui
Te Ahikaaroa
Tūhourangi-Ngāti Wāhiao
Muriwhenua
Hātea

TE KEI – POOL B – Rāhoroi 23 Hui Tanguru

Te Puu Ao
Ngā Manu a Tāne
Ngā Uri Taniwha
Tauira Mai Tawhiti
Ngāti Whakaue
Te Tini o Rēhua
Kia Ngāwari
Te Waka Huia
Te Hikuwai
Te Rangiura o Wairarapa
Manawa Mai Tawhiti
Te Pou o Mangatāwhiri
Te Mātārae I Ōrehu
Mōtai Tangata Rau
Te Hoe ki Matangireia

TE HAUMI - POOL C - Rāmere 22 Hui Tanguru
Te Pikikōtuku o Rongomai
Tū Te Maungaroa
Te Whānau a Kai
Tūtara Kauika
Te Rōpū Manutaki
Te Taha Tū
Te Rerenga Kōtuku
Ngā Tūmanako
Ngā Pou o Taniwharau
Te Poutūmāro
Ngā Taonga Mai Tawhiti
Tū Te Manawa Maurea
Whāngārā Mai Tawhiti
Te Tū Mataora
Waihīrere

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