Kōrero: Parliament

Haka in the public gallery

Haka in the public gallery

Rakiihia Tau (centre back) leads a haka in Parliament's public gallery as a bill returning control of the South Island's pounamu (greenstone) to the Ngāi Tahu iwi is passed in September 1997. Ngāi Tahu's chief negotiator, Sir Tipene O'Regan, is seated at centre front. Since the 1990s it has been more common for visiting iwi to sing waiata or perform haka on occasions of significance.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1997/3761/17-F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John E. Martin, 'Parliament - Parliament and the public', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/33694/haka-in-the-public-gallery (accessed 5 August 2020)

He kōrero nā John E. Martin, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Feb 2015