Create a life-changing experience and welcome guests with a cultural Haka Pōwhiri

A unique way of welcoming guests to Aotearoa, New Zealand.

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Welcome your guests with a Haka Pōwhiri.

Haka Pōwhiri is the unique way to welcome your visitors to Aotearoa, New Zealand.

A Haka Pōwhiri is a unique and powerful way to welcome guests to your event.

Our professional team of performers will conduct a Haka Pōwhiri for your attendees and set the tone for an amazing day of meeting and greeting!

We will lead an authentic Haka pōwhiri to help you welcome:

  • Distinguished Guests
  • Government Officials
  • Sports Teams
  • Celebrities
  • Work Colleagues
  • First-time visitors to New Zealand
  • Private functions & events

Embrace the rich culture of our Māori people and allow us to add meaning and purpose to your event.

Our Founders

The Haka Experience is a powerful and progressive Māori performing arts troupe directed and managed by Tāpeta and Annette Wehi. 

Tapeta and Annette are also the leaders of Te Waka Huia, one of Aotearoa's most recognised and premier kapa haka teams. Together, they have led groups on the global stage and proudly showcased Māori culture to the world.

Dr. Ngapo Wehi QSM

Dr. Pimia Wehi MNZM, QSM.

The vision of The Haka Experience

"Taking Haka to the World." 

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A priceless experience that will connect your guests to the history of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Connect through culture, and the world becomes flat.

The haka pōwhiri is a traditional welcome and an integral part of Māori culture. When you formally welcome guests with a haka pōwhiri, you inject meaning and purpose to your event and set the intention for that which follows. 

A wero marks the beginning of a haka pōwhiri. A guest, chosen to act as chief, raises the peace token. Once the peace token is accepted, the guests enter the venue to the call of the karanga.  An energetic haka pōwhiri and demonstration of the hongi, conclude the ceremony.

Following the formalities of the pōwhiri, our troupe will perform three acts to complete the ceremony.

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Let’s plan your next event or function today!

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Perfect For:

  • Corporate Functions
  • International and Distiguished Guests
  • Weddings
  • Celebrations
  • National & Regional Business Events
  • Industry Conferences
  • Formal Functions
  • Offical Openings
  • Expos
  • Significant Statutory Holidays