Ngāti Kahungunu haka

Ngāti Kahungunu haka
Ngāti Kahungunu perform haka, by an unknown photographer, 1899. Alexander Turnbull Library. PAColl-5584-02


A haka pōwhiri is performed by Ngāti Kahungunu before the wedding of Mr F. Churchill Perry of Timaru and Miss Maud Airini Donnelly, daughter of Mr G.P. Donnelly and the granddaughter of the Ngāti Kahungunu chief, Karauria who was killed during fighting with Te Kooti.  Several hundred invited guests were present, from all parts of the North Island.


Haka pōwhiri is just one of the many occasions a haka is performed. Can you think of other occasions a haka might be performed?

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