The Haka Party Incident
Aotearoa NZ

The Haka Party Incident

  • Theatre

The Haka Party Incident has been rescheduled to 30 March - 10 April.

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. Violence erupted that sent ripples through the nation and changed race relations in New Zealand forever.

Crafted by filmmaker and theatre director Katie Wolfe, this riveting play combines documentary and stagecraft to thrilling effect. Provocative, resonant and unforgettable – a not-to-be-missed theatre event.

$20 Wheelchair Tickets
Wednesday 10 March 7.00pm & Friday 12 March 8.00pm
ASB Waterfront Theatre
Tickets $20* each for individual and one companion
*Subject to availability – limited number of access tickets available
TO BOOK: Please email or phone their box office on 0800 ATC TIX (0800 282 849)

Wheelchair accessible seats are available for all performances of The Haka Party Incident, but $20 wheelchair tickets are only available for this specific performance as part of Auckland Arts Festival's Access programme. For events not in the access programme, wheelchair tickets are at usual prices and bookings should be made directly with ASB Waterfront Theatre or via Ticketmaster.

The Haka Party Incident includes offensive views, some bad language, institutional racism, cultural appropriation and historical examples of how haka and Te Reo Māori were incorrectly used and performed in the past.

The Haka Party Incident was proudly developed with the support of ATC Literary

Access Tickets $20
For wheelchair patrons. One ticket per person + one companion
Limited availability

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  • Wed
    ASB Waterfront Theatre
  • Fri
    ASB Waterfront Theatre


120 mins, no interval

138 Halsey St
Wynyard Quarter, Auckland

0800 ATC TIX (282 849)


Presented by

Auckland Theatre Company and Auckland Arts Festival


Written & Directed by
  • Katie Wolfe
Cast Includes
  • Aidan O'Malley
  • Patrick Tafa
  • Neenah Dekkers-Reihana
  • Roimata Foxana
  • Richard Te Are
  • Lauren Gibson
  • Jarred Blakiston
  • John Verryt
  • Alison Reid
  • Jo Kilgour
  • Kingsley Spargo
  • Whetu Silver
  • Nīkau Balme
  • Catherine Grealish


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