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  • Thu 15 Sep ’11, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 16 Sep ’11, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 17 Sep ’11, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 18 Sep ’11, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 19 Sep ’11, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 23 Sep ’11, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 24 Sep ’11, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 25 Sep ’11, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 30 Sep ’11, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 1 Oct ’11, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 2 Oct ’11, 10:00am – 11:00pm
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Hamilton Gardens, Cobham Drive, SH1, Hamilton


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Haka is a Māori arts and cultural exposition based in the stunning Hamilton Gardens - located in the heart of the Waikato - Tainui tribal region.

Haka provides New Zealanders & international visitors the unique opportunity to participate in a variety of interactive & educational Māori arts & cultural workshops, activities & tours whilst visiting iconic regional attractions – Hamilton Gardens, Te Parapara & the Waikato River.

Learn a haka or poi dance, paddle a large waka (canoe) on the mighty Waikato River, weave a flax item for a loved one, watch a traditional weaponry display, purchase authentic Māori art & craft, view an exhibition, be entertained by local Māori performing artists, enjoy a steaming hot hāngi meal, sample traditional foods or participate in a tour to learn about Māori traditional horticultural practices and medicinal plants. Ta Moko (traditional Māori tattoo) artists also available.

Free entry. A range of affordable Māori arts and cultural workshops, activities, tours and entertainment will also be available.

Event dates:
15th Sep - 19th Sep
23rd Sep - 25th Sep
30th Sep – 2nd Oct

10.00am Arts & cultural workshops & morning tours commence
11.45am Arts & cultural workshops
1.00pm Traditional Māori performing arts concert & hangi lunch
2.15pm Arts & cultural workshops & afternoon tours commence
3.30pm Arts & cultural workshops
5.00pm Traditional Māori performing arts concert & hangi dinner (depending on demand)

Special events:
Sat 1st Oct, showcase of Tainui Waka traditional and contemporary performing arts, 7.30pm – 10.30pm.

Media enquiries:
Mob: 027 3466512

Nau mai, haere mai (all welcome)

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