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Te Rā o te Raukura 2013 Featuring Che Fu


Sun 3 Feb 2013, 9:00am–4:00pm

Where: Te Whiti Park, Whites Line East, Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Admission: Free


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Featuring Che Fu, Iwi, Soulovus, L40, Laughing Samoans and much more. Food, art, education, kids rides, health...

Atiawa Toa FM is pleased to announce a massive music line up for Hutt Valley’s annual festival, Te Rā o te Raukura that attracts up to 20,000 people every year to Te Whiti Park, Waiwhetu in Lower Hutt City.

It’s a family orientated festival with a focus on health, art, and education, kids' amusement rides, and a massive array of food and craft stalls with entertainment.

The headline act is Che Fu. Performing for the first time at the festival, he was the founder of the group Supergroove producing 6 top 10 hits. In 1996 he embarked on a solo career where his song ‘Chains’ went straight to #1 on the NZ Single charts and stayed there for 5 week’s. It was a landmark single that brought NZ hip hop to mass attention. He has gone on to release 4 albums and has gone on to win awards at the NZ Music Awards as well as picking up Best Male Vocalist, Best Music Video, and Album of the year for ‘Navigator’ in 2002.

This year will also feature some comedy from The Laughing Samoans. Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepulea’I make up the duo and 2013 will see them release a brand new show called ‘Fobulous’.

Returning to the festival is Taranaki-based 9-piece reggae band Soulovus, who released their debut album in November 2012 and debuted at #7 on the NZ Music Charts.

Maori music will be showcased with a band that was created in the 1990s, featuring Otaki-based Iwi, performing hits from their self-titled 1999 NZ Music Award-winner and their recently released in 2012 ‘Te Kawa Tuarua’.

Performing for the first time is Ratana Pa-based L40, who recently performed at Summerville 2013 and opened up the Exodus New Years eve festival in Tauranga.

The festival coordinators are also very pleased to announce the three kapa haka groups representing the Wellington region at the 2013 Te Matatini Kapa Haka Competition in Rotorua. They are Regional winner Ngā Taonga Mai Tawhiti joined on stage by Tū Te Maungaroa, and first time regional and national qualifiers, Waiwhetu-based Ngā Uri O Tamarau.

Performing for the first time is a trio who were finalist in a recent Tiki Taane band competition, all the way from Palmerston North is Brothers N Arms.

The festival will also showcase a mix of traditional and contemporary Polynesian flavours with Cook Island dance group Porirua’s Finest performing with a live band, Porirua-based Rhythm N Brown.

The festival will be hosted by Ātiawa Toa FM DJs, with special guests and a live broadcast of the festival on 100.9FM in Wellington and the Hutt Valley, and 94.9 in Porirua, and also worldwide at

Entry is generally by koha with all proceeds from the gates going to Te Omanga Hospice.