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Kapa Haka is an indigenous cultural icon, unique to Aotearoa. While many other Māori cultural practises have been disrupted, Kapa Haka has survived, grown and evolved. From bone-chilling demonstrations of the haka and mau rākau, to the graceful movement of the poi, Kapa Haka continues to galvanise and touch the hearts not only of Māori and non-Māori here in New Zealand, but internationally as well.

The artform of Kapa Haka represents an iconic face of Aotearoa New Zealand culture, yet evidence of the benefits of Kapa Haka to our nation exists only anecdotally. To date, no empirical research has been conducted that specifically seeks to document the depth and breadth of the impact, the benefits and the value of Kapa Haka to Aotearoa New Zealand.

Follow all the latest Kapa Haka news here and upcoming events that celebrate our artform.