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ANZFA: The Haka Party Incident

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About ANZFA: The Haka Party Incident

by Katie Wolfe  

“An innovative, brilliant piece of theatre all New Zealanders need to see”, Auckland Theatre Company’s The Haka Party Incident is “a prime example of theatre's power to inform, educate and enlighten audiences as well as entertain” (New Zealand Herald).  

The Haka Party Incident resurrects the eventful day in 1979 when a group of University of Auckland engineering students rehearsing their annual tradition of a mock haka were challenged by the activist group, He Taua. The incident sent ripples through the nation and changed race relations forever.   

To create this production, award-winning film-maker and theatre director Katie Wolfe (Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Toa Rangatira) recorded the recollections of many of the key figures involved in the incident, who are then vividly represented on stage by a terrifically talented cast. The result is riveting theatre-documentary where live drama and kapa haka combine to powerful effect.  

The original two-week season sold out in Auckland and gathered a haul of excellent reviews. So, whether you are a theatre-lover, doco-fan or student – make a date now for an unforgettable night at the Opera House to experience the past and gain a new perspective on the present. 

Original season co-presented by Auckland Arts Festival.