"Maori guys performing" Top 5 Page for this destination Napier Local Custom Tip by Kate-Me

Napier Local Customs: 7 reviews and 8 photos

  Maori guys enjoying the Haka
by Kate-Me

Even as teenagers, these guys could sure do a very scary Haka (Maori war dance). It was very obvious that they absolutely loved what they did. It seemed to come as second nature to them, which seems very different to me, when I think of Australia's indigenous peoples, many of whom lost touch with their traditions through contact with early oppression and white society and had to try and re-learn and regain their culture as adults....wherever I went, from what I saw, this doesn't seem to be a problem in New Zealand. In the North Island, Maori culture is alive and very well.

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  • Written Feb 20, 2004
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