The Haka Party Incident

The Haka Party Incident

The last New Zealand war took place in Auckland in 1979. It lasted three minutes.
The Haka Party Incident resurrects the eventful day when a group of University of Auckland engineering students rehearsing their annual tradition of a mock haka are confronted by the activist group, He Taua.
The incident sent ripples through the nation and changed race relations in New Zealand forever.

Brought to the stage by Taranaki born writer/director Katie Wolfe, (Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Toa), The Haka Party Incident is verbatim theatre that innovatively combines documentary and kapa haka to thrilling effect.

Provocative, resonant and unforgettable, The Haka Party Incident is a not-to-be-missed theatre event.

The Haka Party Incident is supported by Creative New Zealand. Originally commissioned and produced by Auckland Theatre Company, original season co-presented by Auckland Festival. By arrangement with Playmarket.

Recommended age: PG (10+) The Haka Party Incident includes some bad language, portrays institutional racism and cultural appropriation and historical examples of how haka and Te Reo Māori were incorrectly used and performed in the past.


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