The Haka Party Incident
Aotearoa NZ

The Haka Party Incident

  • Theatre

Per Auckland Theatre Company: Due to Auckland moving into COVID-19 Alert Level 3 as of 6am 28 February 2021 for at least seven days, the whole season of The Haka Party Incident will be rescheduled to new dates. When we know what those dates are we will advise ticketholders by email. Tickets for The Haka Party Incident have been taken off sale until new dates are confirmed.


This is a powerful new play about real-life events from 1979 in Auckland.

Scripted from real-life interviews with people involved in the “incident”, this play remembers the day when Māori activists, He Taua, stood up to the University of Auckland engineering students who did a mock haka every year.

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

This verbatim performance combines documentary and stagecraft to thrilling effect. Provocative, resonant and unforgettable – a not-to-be-missed theatre event.

This event will be fully interpreted, for one performance.

NZSL Interpreted Performance
Thursday 8 April, 8.00pm and Friday 9 April, 8.00pm
ASB Waterfront Theatre
Tickets $20* each for you and $20 for one friend/companion
*Subject to availability – limited number of access tickets available
: Please email or phone their box office on 0800 ATC TIX (0800 282 849)

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 Deaf & hard of hearing patrons. One ticket per person + one companion.
Limited availability.

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  • Thu
    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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