Te Matatini means, ‘the many faces’ in Te Reo Māori. It is a significant cultural festival and the pinnacle event for Māori performing arts. Held every two years, it is one of the most highly anticipated events for performers, their whānau and the masses of passionate Kapa Haka fans throughout the world.
Based on experience from previous events, Māori Television were expecting a significant increase in demand on its website compared to normal day to day activity. In preparation and throughout the event, they scaled substantially the size of their infrastructure on the Catalyst Cloud. Once the last rōpū had left and the poi were packed away, they went back to their infrastructure baseline and celebrated the delivery of a very successful event.