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haka

NZ
1. a Maori war chant accompanied by gestures
2. a similar performance by a rugby team
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e Haka can be very intimidating - it certainly works for the All Blacks, to put otheir opposition.
in maori society if you challenge a haka back its a sign of disrespect, but i guess you cant expect a foreigner to know that," account name Benjamin Harris added.
The rugby coaching and the HaKa lessons were a fantastic opportunity for the children and staff to worK with professional coaches and international players.
On my leaving day the whole school, out on the main field in front of the old traditional buildings there, performed the haka for me.
Secondly, it would help if they weren't so precious about it to the point where the Haka has become a politically correct minefield that triggers childish squabbling.
I know the cameras will be on me but I am not going to do anything stupid or jump out and start doing the haka back.
The thespians enraged Maori activists by mimicking the haka in an adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew.
I can't think of a better way to empower the All Blacks than to drive the haka underground.
The All Blacks went into that game in a dark mood when they learned that Wales wanted the anthems to come after the haka, rather than before - and performed it behind closed doors before they ran out.
The English side infuriated the Kiwis by turning their backs on the haka in Saturday's group game and they are 4-7 with Blue Square to once again.
30 column "Dixon, Leiken and doing the haka," criticizing Portland's Jefferson High School football team for performing a haka before their games.
The stunning model had passers-by on Dublin's O'Connell Street doing double-takes yesterday as she practised the Haka.