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The Haka Party Incident

Fri 22 Oct - Sat 23 Oct

The last New Zealand war took place in Auckland in 1979.
It lasted three minutes.

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

Crafted by film-maker and theatre director Katie Wolfe, The Haka Party Incident is verbatim theatre that innovatively combines documentary and kapa haka to thrilling effect. Provocative, resonant and unforgettable. A not-to-be-missed landmark theatre event.

Join us 5pm Saturday 23 Oct for a panel discussion inspired by The Haka Party Incident. More details on nelsonartsfestival.nz.

Original season co-presented by Auckland Arts Festival.

Show Times

  • Friday 22 Oct, 7pm
  • Saturday 23 Oct, 7pm
  • Ticket Prices

    Early Bird
    $44
    ( until 31 August )
    Waged
    $49
    Unwaged / Concession
    $44
    Rangatahi
    $40
    ( under 25 )
    Group 6+
    $44
    ( per person )
    Student Rush
    $10
    ( 30 mins pre-show, if not sold out )

    Venue: The Theatre Royal

    78 Rutherford St
    Nelson

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