Story: Māori feasts and ceremonial eating – hākari

Preparing the Māori Battalion hākari

A large hākari (feast) was organised for the 28th (Māori) Battalion on their return to New Zealand after the end of the Second World War. Inevitably a huge hāngī was prepared for the men.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 232. National Film Unit, 1946

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Basil Keane, 'Māori feasts and ceremonial eating – hākari - 20th- and 21st-century changes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 Sep 2013