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New Zealand - Tamaki Maori Madness

This tip is suggested by our Australia Based Explorer: Kate Cousins. 

What more of a ‘Kia Ora’ experience can you gain then an overnight stay at New Zealand’s most awarded attraction?  327 more words


Kia Ora Summertime!

The agapanthus are blooming, plums and apples are ripe for the picking (peaches on their way), and the convent is full again, this time with 17 students! 560 more words

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So What is a Haka?

We have all seen this video circulating Facebook and YouTube, but what is a “Haka” and why did it evoke such an emotional response?

“The Haka is a type of ancient Māori war dance traditionally used on the battlefield, as well as when groups came together in peace.

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A very special haka

Some of you will know of Haka as a traditional Maori phenomenon, that used to be performed before battles, or as part of celebrations and other important events.  181 more words


Such a Powerful Tradition

The haka  is a traditional ancestral war cry, dance, or challenge from the Māori people of New Zealand. It is a posture dance performed by a group, with vigorous movements and stamping of the feet with rhythmically shouted accompaniment. 127 more words


Watch This Amazing Wedding Haka Move A Bride And Groom To Tears

The above video of a particularly moving wedding haka moved a newlywed couple to tears, and went viral on Facebook.

You can see Aaliyah and Benjamin Armstrong visibly trying to keep it together when the groomsmen perform the haka at their Auckland, New Zealand wedding reception. 161 more words