Story: Kapa Haka

Haka for royal visitors

Haka for royal visitors

Warriors of Te Arawa perform a haka for the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (later King George V and Queen Mary) during their tour of New Zealand in 1901. A special Māori reception was held for the royal visitors in Rotorua, and kapa haka was central to the welcoming ceremonies.

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Valance Smith, 'Kapa Haka - 19th-century kapa haka', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 June 2022)

Story by Valance Smith, published 22 Oct 2014