32 days ago

Howie Tamati MBE and Ora Kihi

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

Date: Wednesday, 29 January, 2020
Time: 12pm to 1pm
Cost: Free event.
Location: Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium (lower ground floor), Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.

National Librarian Bill McNaught is pleased to introduce another significant talk in association with our exhibition, 'Pukana: Moments in Māori performance'.

Howie Tamati MBE and Ora Kihi will discuss the performance and development of haka by New Zealand’s national rugby league team the Kiwis.
Topics will include:

• The state of haka when Howie first played for the Kiwis and how that changed across notable victories against Australia during his time as captain.
•Cross-cultural considerations in the performance and meaning of haka in rugby league past and present.
•Ora’s creation of Te Iwi Kiwi for the Kiwis.
•The psychic and spiritual elements of haka: Te ihi, Te wehi, Te wana.

Join us at the National Library auditorium for a memorable discussion with two characters deeply involved in New Zealand rugby league.

About the speakers
Ora Kihi (Ngaati Maahanga), Ngaati Mahuta), from Huntly, is the New Zealand Rugby League’s Cultural Advisor and composer of Te Iwi Kiwi, the New Zealand men’s Rugby League haka.

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