Story: Waiata tawhito - traditional Māori songs

Haka taparahi

Haka taparahi is a distinctive East Coast form of the haka, performed without weapons and with the left foot remaining in contact with the ground. In this extract from the Māori-language TV series Waka huia, Taina Ngarimu (Ngāti Porou) explains the essential features of the haka taparahi.

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Rawinia Higgins and Arini Loader, 'Waiata tawhito - traditional Māori songs - Haka', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 March 2023)

Story by Rawinia Higgins and Arini Loader, published 22 Oct 2014