A Powerful Performance for International Students

Date of Event: July 11, 2018

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A Pōwhiri for 500 Students at the University of Auckland.

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 fearsome warrior.

Following the traditional wero (challenge) and pohiri (welcoming), the crowd were entertained with waiata (songs), poi and demonstrations of traditional Maori weaponry, accompanied by an energetic and emotional haka that wooed the masses.

The students loved the performance. Here is some feedback captured from the day:

  • Liam Choong, an international student at Auckland University described his experience as “welcoming” and “inspiring”
  • Aaditya Rudrakar described his experience as “powerful”
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The Haka Experience and a great multitude of International students

Empowering students with Te Reo Maori greetings

The Haka Experience’s sharp and skilful Director Tapeta Wehi strongly engaged and interacted with the new international students, empowering them with Te Reo Maori greetings to use as they embark on their educational journey.

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