Cultural Awareness Workshops

Bring Cultural Awareness To Your Workplace

  • Incorporate New Zealand Culture Into Your Staff
  • Bring Unity To Your Team
  • Learn The History And Protocols Of Maori
  • Raise Cultural Awareness In Your Work Place
  • Cultural Awareness

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Te Wehi Haka kapa haka group that performed for the Perinatal Society of New Zealand & Australia Annual Conference 2018.
Providing Culturally Aware Team Building Activities & Workshops Worldwide

Māori Cultural Workshops & Team Building Activities

Our cultural awareness workshops and performances are designed for those wanting to raise cultural awareness in the workplace by incorporating cultural values and learning about our rich Maori heritage.

As coaches in performance excellence, our experienced staff utilise Māori Culture to achieve unity within teams and build individual strength.

We use proven methods to motivate, inspire and achieve excellence within teams to help them achieve their goals.

The skills that your team builds can be carried forth in your workplace and into all aspects of life. Providing a rich and holistic experience to your teambuilding workshops.

How It Works

Each workshop is custom designed for your team or organisation and can include any of our services.  Our expert coach will work with you to design a set of workshops that match your goals and timeframe.

1. Call Our Expert

2. Design Your Workshop

3. Proposal Sent To You

4. Let's Begin

Benefits Of Our Cultural Workshops

Raising cultural awareness in the workplace is an essential part of building a stronger team and creating understanding amongst all employees who work together.

New Zealand’s workplaces are very culturally diverse and sometimes cultural differences can affect a team dynamic simply due to a lack of understanding of everyone’s culture. The Haka Experience can help raise cultural awareness through our specially designed cultural awareness workshops.

How does culture affect the workplace?

Culture is a strong and integral part of people’s lives. It influences many parts of their lives, from their humour, views on life, their values, hopes, their loyalties and even their fears and worries. So when you are working with others that have a different culture to your own, it greatly helps to understand it and how it motivates them. This in turn will break down any barriers and build stronger work place relationships.

  • Incorporate New Zealand Culture Into Your Staff
  • Bring Unity To Your Team
  • Learn The History And Protocols Of Maori
  • Raise Cultural Awareness In Your Work Place

Taking Maori Culture & Our Traditions to the world.

Incorporate Traditional Maori Culture & Values Into Your Workplace!

haka workshops by the haka experience

Haka Workshops

Designed to help build unity, purpose and togetherness within teams.

Our Haka Expert will write, choreograph and compose a Haka specifically for your team or organisation.

We will evaluate your goals and core values and create your unique Haka that represents who you are.

Once done, we will train your team onsite over a period of 8-10 sessions on the meaning of your haka (word-by-word) and how to perform it with meaning and mana.

Pronunciation &
Te Reo Workshops

Designed to help build your confidence in the Maori language.

Learn the correct terms and use of the Maori language in everyday life.

Whether your goal is to pronounce Maori words correctly, to introduce yourself in Te Reo Maori with confidence, or, to perform a karanga or whai korero (talking/speaking), we can help you.

We will work with you to create a package that matches your goal and requirements.

Once done, we will train you (and your team) onsite over a period of 8-10 weeks.

By the end of our sessions, you and your team will be able to use Te Reo Maori in your workplace with confidence.

Haka on the Park, Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. 17 November 2018. © Copyright Image: Marc Shannon /

Taking Maori Culture & Our Traditions to the world.

Incorporate Traditional Maori Culture & Values Into Your Workplace!


Cultural Awareness Workshops - Waiata (Songs)

Teach your team or workplace a series of Waiata (songs) that are appropriate for your next event or function.

Learn the history, meaning, and background of each Waiata as well as its uses and where it can be applied.

Some waiata include actions (waiata-a-ringa) which will also be taught during our workshops.

Waiata workshops are a popular activity for teams and corporate events and encourages full participation from everyone involved.

Cultural History & Tikanga

Designed to teach your team the history of Maori, your surroundings and the protocols of Maori Culture.

Your team will learn a series of different Maori protocols - some unique to your specific area, for example,

  • How and why we welcome people onto a marae
  • Why there is a challenge (the wero)

We can even showcase different weaponry and instruments used by Maori.

These packages are completely customised to suit your team or organisations requirements.

A female performer begins the karanga to welcome our guests into the venue.


Thank you for putting on a great show at our Auckland NRL Nines event, the crowd loved every moment of it.

Kelly Stock - Sportsnet Holidays
Events & Promotions Manager

olympus testimonial about kapa haka performance

We had guests from our overseas Olympus offices as well as customers from the medical, scientific and industrial fields from throughout NZ, all of whom were thoroughly impressed by your team last night. Our guests were so moved by what you shared of our culture, with some quite emotional afterwards, even shedding a tear or two, and our senior management team are still talking about it today! Some of our NZ guests had never had the opportunity to see our culture that close-up and it emphasised with them how unique, strong and proud our Maori culture and heritage is.

Melanie Buxton - Olympus NZ
Customer Operations Manager


I wanted to take this time to properly connect, the USANA family felt the aroha that's for sure and that's exactly what I had hoped for too! Some cried, many got emotional and some blown away literally! The emotions that were spoken forward were a connection hundreds if not all, hadn't felt in a very long time and ignited a ripple effect of hope and a sense of belonging too! Thank you very much.

Simone Edwards - USANA Health Sciences (NZ) Corporation