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Kapa Haka NZ Maori Womens Costume Kapa Haka NZ Maori Womens Costume

This Maori Womens Kapa Haka Costume is a great way of dressing up for a Kapa Haka event or so you can show off a New Zealand Costume. The costume accurately replicates that worn by kapa haka groups to sing, dance, and do the pois, without the expense of the intricately woven bodices and flax piupius.

Ideal for Kapa Haka groups, Nation Days, and to celebrate Waitangi Day, and for adult dress-ups.

The Maori Womens Kapa Haka Costume is an adjustable garment. It consists of a printed bodice and attached black skirt, piupiu over top of the skirt, and headband. The bodice/skirt is fastened at the back with strips of velcro. This allows you to adjust the garment to fit perfectly. The piupiu has fastens with velcro.

The total effect is stunning.

The sizes are coded 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16. For each size we've given you the corresponding dress size for various regions, as well as the actual garment measurements. Your bust size should be approximately 2cm less than the garment measurement. We strongly advise that you measure your bust size before ordering.

"Additional Ease" refers to the overlap at the back, where one side of the back garment velcros over the other side. This Additional Ease allows you to increase the size of the garment by the amount of Additional Ease, but still allowing a short strip of velcro closure. For example, the A10 size garment is made for a bust size of just under 90cm, but with the Additional Ease, that can increase by up to 7.5cm. Conversely, the garment may be wrapped further around the back velcro pieces to decrease the size.

Size Code 8 10 12 14 16
NZ/UK/AU Size 6-8 8-10 12-14 16 18
USA Size 0-4 4-6 8-10 12 14
Garment Measurements:
Bust (cm) 80 90 100 102 104
Bust (inches) 31.5 35 39 40 41
Waist (cm) 74 82 90 92 94
Waist (inches) 29 32 35 36 37
Additional Ease (inches) 3 3 3 3 3
Additional East (cm) 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5
Piupiu Length (inches) 20 22.5 23.5 25 27
Piupiu Length (cm) 50 57 59 63 68


The costume design was derived from the costume worn by the Otatara Cultural Club of Taradale, New Zealand. The design depicts New Zealand national bird, the Kiwi, which is surrounded by the Niho-Taniwha pattern ( dragons teeth) and the Three Baskets of Knowledge. This design was the work of three people, namely Ellen Coulter, Ngaupoko Batt, and Baden Batt. Only Baden is still alive, and he gives his unreserved consent to the costume and the Maori motifs used on them.

Note to schools: As these costumes are always in high demand, we cannot afford to have any out on approval. If you would like a sample, please order and pay for the costume(s) you require. Should you decide they are not what you require, we are very happy to receive the costume back (in original condition) for a full refund of the purchase price (excluding shipping).

Shipped worldwide from New Zealand.

$109.00 NZD
KH005-8
$109.00

Covid continues to impact our shipping times, so this is a guide only.  We do not accept any responsibility for how long shippers take to deliver, as it is beyond our control. These are approximate timelines for how long parcels take to get to their destinations currently.

Country Airmail Tracked Airmail Economy Courier Express Courier
Australia - ACT, VIC, QLD, NSW up to 5 weeks 3-4 weeks  2 weeks 7 days (faster to major metro areas)
Australia - SA, WA, NT, TAS 5-6 weeks 4-5 weeks 3 weeks 10 days
USA and UK 4 weeks 2-3 weeks 10 days

7 days

Europe and Asia 6-7 weeks 4 weeks 3 weeks 10 days
South America Minimum 3 months Minimum 3 months 4-5 weeks 2 weeks
Rest of World Variable Variable 3-5 weeks 

2 weeks

New Zealand up to a week (only used for items sent in an envelope - iron on patches and cords without toggles) Courier: North Island overnight, South Island 1-2 days
Rural: add a day

 

 

Shipping Types
International
Airmail
Standard Airmail shipping around the world. Not insured or tracked. If an airmail parcel goes missing we will do our best to work with shippers to find it, but shipping this way is at your own risk.  The likelihood of an airmail parcel going missing is very low.

Tracked Airmail
Airmail shipping around the world, with the added bonus of basic tracking (shipped, arrival in destination country, delivery).  Not insured. Shipping this way is at your own risk - there is no compensation if the parcel goes missing.  However the likelihood of a tracked parcel going missing is very low.

Economy Courier
Priority shipping around the world, delivered by your local postal authority.  Can ship to a PO Box. Insured and comprehensive tracking.

Express Courier
The fastest courier option, using couriers including DHL, Fedex and TNT.  Insured and comprehensive tracking.  Cannot be used to deliver to PO Boxes, and must be signed for.

New Zealand
Courier within New Zealand
We use both Courierpost and NZ Couriers.

Airmail - only used for items sold with shipping included, mostly plain cords and iron on patches.  Shipped using NZ Post.

Pick Up From Store
Only available for those who can pick up from Whangarei within 24-48 hours after the order has been prepared. We will contact you when your order is ready to be picked up.  Pick up hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and the address is 12 Pahau Ave, Tikipunga, Whangarei.  Come down right hand side of building to first door.

Order Processing Times
Allow 1 business day for an order to be processed, and 1 business day for packing. If an item has temporarily gone out of stock, re-stocking most often takes 2 days but can be up to 2 weeks.  We will contact you regarding any major delays.

We ship from Whangarei, New Zealand. When you place your order online, an email confirmation is sent to you.  If you cannot see it in your inbox, please check your spam or junk folders, in case your email provider has inadvertently put it there. Please check your confirmation email carefully to make sure you have correctly entered your address and that of the recipient (if you are sending elsewhere).  We do not accept any responsibility for errors in the address.  If a parcel is returned, we will re-ship if you pay the shipping charge again, or refund you for the goods (only).

You will receive a notification when we ship, which in most cases will include tracking information.

Taxes
Your international order (anything shipped outside New Zealand) may be subject to import duties and taxes, including VAT, which are incurred once your shipment reaches your destination country.  ShopNZ is not responsible for these charges if they are applied, and are your responsibility as the customer.
For the UK and Europe, we are gradually being forced to collect VAT on small shipments before shipping, which will means nothing needs to be paid at your end.  Your order will show if we have collected VAT on your behalf.

Covid continues to impact our shipping times, so this is a guide only.  We do not accept any responsibility for how long shippers take to deliver, as it is beyond our control. These are approximate timelines for how long parcels take to get to their destinations currently.

Country Airmail Tracked Airmail Economy Courier Express Courier
Australia - ACT, VIC, QLD, NSW up to 5 weeks 3-4 weeks  2 weeks 7 days (faster to major metro areas)
Australia - SA, WA, NT, TAS 5-6 weeks 4-5 weeks 3 weeks 10 days
USA and UK 4 weeks 2-3 weeks 10 days

7 days

Europe and Asia 6-7 weeks 4 weeks 3 weeks 10 days
South America Minimum 3 months Minimum 3 months 4-5 weeks 2 weeks
Rest of World Variable Variable 3-5 weeks 

2 weeks

New Zealand up to a week (only used for items sent in an envelope - iron on patches and cords without toggles) Courier: North Island overnight, South Island 1-2 days
Rural: add a day

 

 

Shipping Types
International
Airmail
Standard Airmail shipping around the world. Not insured or tracked. If an airmail parcel goes missing we will do our best to work with shippers to find it, but shipping this way is at your own risk.  The likelihood of an airmail parcel going missing is very low.

Tracked Airmail
Airmail shipping around the world, with the added bonus of basic tracking (shipped, arrival in destination country, delivery).  Not insured. Shipping this way is at your own risk - there is no compensation if the parcel goes missing.  However the likelihood of a tracked parcel going missing is very low.

Economy Courier
Priority shipping around the world, delivered by your local postal authority.  Can ship to a PO Box. Insured and comprehensive tracking.

Express Courier
The fastest courier option, using couriers including DHL, Fedex and TNT.  Insured and comprehensive tracking.  Cannot be used to deliver to PO Boxes, and must be signed for.

New Zealand
Courier within New Zealand
We use both Courierpost and NZ Couriers.

Airmail - only used for items sold with shipping included, mostly plain cords and iron on patches.  Shipped using NZ Post.

Pick Up From Store
Only available for those who can pick up from Whangarei within 24-48 hours after the order has been prepared. We will contact you when your order is ready to be picked up.  Pick up hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and the address is 12 Pahau Ave, Tikipunga, Whangarei.  Come down right hand side of building to first door.

Order Processing Times
Allow 1 business day for an order to be processed, and 1 business day for packing. If an item has temporarily gone out of stock, re-stocking most often takes 2 days but can be up to 2 weeks.  We will contact you regarding any major delays.

We ship from Whangarei, New Zealand. When you place your order online, an email confirmation is sent to you.  If you cannot see it in your inbox, please check your spam or junk folders, in case your email provider has inadvertently put it there. Please check your confirmation email carefully to make sure you have correctly entered your address and that of the recipient (if you are sending elsewhere).  We do not accept any responsibility for errors in the address.  If a parcel is returned, we will re-ship if you pay the shipping charge again, or refund you for the goods (only).

You will receive a notification when we ship, which in most cases will include tracking information.

Taxes
Your international order (anything shipped outside New Zealand) may be subject to import duties and taxes, including VAT, which are incurred once your shipment reaches your destination country.  ShopNZ is not responsible for these charges if they are applied, and are your responsibility as the customer.
For the UK and Europe, we are gradually being forced to collect VAT on small shipments before shipping, which will means nothing needs to be paid at your end.  Your order will show if we have collected VAT on your behalf.

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