Kōrero: Ngā rōpū

Confronting the engineering students' haka

Confronting the engineering students' haka

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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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ngapare Hopa, 'Ngā rōpū - Ngā rōpū mautohe', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/29691/confronting-the-engineering-students-haka (accessed 16 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Ngapare Hopa, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017