Te Pāti Māori renewed their calls to immediately increase the budget for Te Matatini last week.
The seasoned kapa haka group, hailing from Mātaatua, wowed the judges and crowds alike with their performance at Auckland's Eden Park.
Eden Park is heaving with thousands of spectators for the final day of the competition.
Marking 50 years of Aotearoa's largest cultural festival, the kapa haka event will be broadcast live on television and translated into English.
The finals kick off tomorrow at 8.15am. Watch live on TVNZ 2 and TVNZ+.
Established in 1986, Te Kapa Haka o Te Whānau a Apanui represent all hapū of Te Whānau a Apanui and come from the Mātaatua rohe.
Te Roopū Manutaki are a pantribal group from the Tāmaki Makaurau rohe.
Established in 2003, Te Hoe Ki Mātangireia are from the Whenua Moemoeā rohe (Australia) and are pan-tribal.
Established in 1952, Waihīrere Māori Club come from Te Tai Rāwhiti rohe and affiliate to Pārihimānihi marae, in Waihīrere.
Tū Te Manawa Maurea affiliate to Te Tai Rāwhiti rohe and affiliate to all the hapū and marae of Rongowhakaata and Tūranga.
Established in 1921, Te Pou o Mangataawhiri are from the Tainui rohe and affiliate to Tuurangawaewae marae and to the people of Ngaati Mahuta.
Ngā Manu a Tāne are a pantribal group affiliated to Rehua Marae.
Ōpōtiki-Mai-Tawhiti were established in 1995 and come from the Mātaatua rohe.
Hātea Kapa Haka are from Te Tai Tokerau rohe, affiliating to Pehiāweri marae.
Here's everything you need to know about the Kapa Haka 'bracket'.
Established in 2019, Te Kapa Haka o Kura Tai Waka affiliate to three waka; Kurahaupō, Tokomaru and Tainui and are from the Te Tauihu rohe.
Te Ahikaaroa are from the Waitaha rohe and affiliate to Te Rāpaki o Rakiwha marae.
Day 3 Te Matatini profile: Te Pikikōtuku o Ngāti Rongomai.
The singer has made his debut at the national Māori performing arts festival as a member of Te Reanga Morehu o Rātana.