Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Tama
Kaiārahi Kapa Haka / Kaitito Haka
Nīkau Balme is a Year 11 student at Ngā Puna O Waiorea, Western Springs College. He has grown up in a full immersion Te Ao Māori education. He is a passionate participant in all aspects of kapa haka and currently is a performer in his school kapa of Ngā Puna o Waiōrea as they prepare for their Polyfest campaign. The Haka Party Incident is his first foray into both theatre and tutoring in this production. Nīkau is also Katie’s son.