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One of the rangatahi who came with his partner as support to‘get dotted’was Iwingaro Matthews. He received his second ‘dot’ and said he especially came to Ngā Ana Wai for his ‘ira dot.’

“I’m a kaihaka, I want to perform here for Te Matatini in 2023, so I came for a sneak peek of the hype and to tautoko the kaupapa of ira dot. Straight away I saw familiar faces, the atmosphere and kapa haka on the big screen made me feel good about coming here.”

Asked if he’d like to win a taonga, Iwingaro performed a powerful solo haka and left Eden Park with his ‘gotyadot’ T-shirt, bucket hat, mask and a 50” TV.

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