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OUR EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

A snippet of our events & performances from all over the world.

Matariki Celebrations at Westfield, St Lukes Mall

On the 30th June 2019, we celebrated the Māori New Year, also called Matariki with our friends at Westfield St Lukes Mall and Westfield Manukau Mall. Matariki is the Māori name for a cluster of 9 stars, also known as the Pleiades star cluster. According to the Maramataka (Māori lunar…

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Mandela, My Life: Official Exhibition

Te Wehi Haka was asked to formally welcome and entertain guests on the 13th April 2019 for the first night of the Mandela, My Life: Official Exhibition on behalf of Eden Park. It was a special tribute to Nelson Mandela’s legacy and journey. This world class exhibition based on his…

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Haka & Powhiri For South Pacific Tourism Exchange 2019

Case Study: In May 2019, we had the privilege to perform at the South Pacific Trades Exchange hosted by Ngati Whātua Orakei. We value these opportunities that help to strengthen the connections between Te Wehi Haka, Mana whenua and our neighboring Pacific Island Nations. Te Wehi Haka provided a unique…

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The Haka Experience & Eden Park launch “Haka on the Park”

The Haka Experience and Eden Park are excited to launch “Haka on the Park“, a joint venture between Eden Park and Te Wehi Haka. As mentioned on the Tourism New Zealand website: “Haka on the Park” is a new experience for people keen to learn the famous haka pre-match ritual…

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Haka Powhiri for NZSE Graduation

The Haka Experience set the tone at the NZSE (New Zealand School of Education) award ceremony, opening the occasion powerfully and passionately.    An eloquently performed Karanga (call to guests) supported by a powerful Haka Powhiri traditionally welcomed the mass of graduates and their family and friends.  The audience settled…

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A Powerful Performance for International Students

The University of Auckland’s new international students received a powerful and inspiring traditional Maori welcoming to kick off their studies ahead here in Auckland.  From the crowd of 500 students, a representative was selected to represent his overseas cohort by raising the peace token set forth by The Haka Experience’s…

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March 1990: Taking Kapa Haka to India

In March 1990, we toured India, the first Maori cultural team to be invited by the Indian Government as guests on a reciprocal Cultural exchange. This has been one of the most exciting tours to date.  There were many highlights such as walking the banks of the sacred Ganges River,…

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HAKA WORKSHOPS: Students from AUT learning actions songs with Tapeta Wehi from Te Wehi Haka

International Students enjoy the Haka Workshop experience

Mind-blowing and unique is how International students from Auckland University’s Auckland Business School described the exciting and new Haka Workshops, facilitated by Tapeta Wehi from Te Wehi Haka. Students are from all over the world received their first introduction to an authentic Māori Cultural Performance. Head facilitator Tapeta Wehi did…

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Graduations & Award Ceremonies

What a better way to celebrate your student’s success! Graduations & Awards Ceremonies are one of the many services Te Wehi Haka – The Haka Experience provides.  Just recently we had the honour of opening the student awards ceremony for Crimson Education, held at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland City. Crimson…

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Haka Pōwhiri – A great way to open your Corporate Event

Haka Pōwhiri (Traditional Māori Welcome) is one of the many services Te Wehi Haka – The Haka Experience provides. Today we had the honour of opening for the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand’s Annual Scientific Congress 2018 which was held at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre. Dedicated to…

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Tapeta Wehi performing a haka at Universal Studios in Orlando

Universal Studios Grand Opening in Orlando

Travelling to Universal Studios Orlando was a major highlight for 2017. The kapa haka troupe were a mixture of experienced travellers and first-timers. This was a childhood dream come true for many of us. We were given the honour of opening the water theme park at Universal Studios. The park…

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Powhiri for the The Endless Summer Superyacht

We were greeted with a beautiful morning on the Waitemata Harbour. The troupe were very excited as this was our first performance for the year on the 8th Wonder, an American Superyacht. The owners of the yacht had flown in that morning from the USA and it was such an…

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Testimonials

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

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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

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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