England Lay Down the Challenge with the #Hakarena

The British sense of humour, and art of self deprecation, comes across loud and clear in Matt Dawson’s Hakarena. Before Kiwis start suffering from mass sense of humour failure, let’s take a moment to reflect on who started #hakafails To be fair, the present day All Blacks haka is a piece of great theatre. Dawson,…

Haka Thugs Attack French Tourists Near Raglan

We’re saddened to hear of yet another tourist assault in New Zealand and the detrimental effects attacks like this have on its tourism industry. Two French tourists, asleep in their campervan on Ohautira Rd, about 13km from Raglan were awoken by a man doing a haka outside their vehicle. A police report on Scoop.co.nz said…

The Pacific Islands’ World Cup

Auckland’s already congested transport system came to a shuddering halt yesterday and there was dancing on the motorways as Tongans turned out in their thousands to welcome their rugby world cup squad to New Zealand. The team responded to a rapturous reception at Auckland airport by performing a ‘haka’: It followed a similar display from…