Māori student Hilda Halkyard confronts Auckland University engineering students performing a mock haka in 1978. Māori students found the students' haka offensive and attempted to prevent it by protesting through official channels. In 1979 a group called He Taua confronted students practising the haka. He Taua members were ultimately charged with a number of offences including rioting.
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Reference: Eruera Stirling as told to Anne Salmond, Eruera: the teachings of a Maori elder. Auckland: Oxford University Press, 1980, p. 215
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