The Haka Party Incident

By Katie Wolfe

28 JUL - 15 AUG 2020 — Drama



Auckland Theatre Company


Q Theatre, Rangatira


1 hour 30 mins, no interval



The last New Zealand war took place in Auckland in 1979. It lasted three minutes.

There’s a long rich history of Māori resistance in New Zealand, but for every Bastion Point or Ihumātao that makes headlines, other incidents quickly fade into the mists of history.

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 (Rendered, Anahera, Waru), The Haka Party Incident combines documentary and stagecraft to thrilling effect. Provocative, resonant and unforgettable, The Haka Party Incident is a not-to-be-missed theatre event.

"Director Katie Wolfe and her cast have ensured the inescapable truths are honoured with compelling integrity." Theatreview 

The Haka Party Incident was proudly developed with the support of Auckland Theatre Company.


Ana Scotney

Neenah Dekkers-Reihana


Katie Wolfe


Jane Hakaraia

Set Design

Dates &

Tue 28 Jul 7:00 PM Preview

Wed 29 Jul 7:00 PM Preview

Thu 30 Jul 7:00 PM Opening Night

Fri 31 Jul 7:00 PM

Sat 1 Aug 2:00 PM

Sat 1 Aug 7:00 PM

Sun 2 Aug 4:00 PM

Tue 4 Aug 7:00 PM Youth Forum

Wed 5 Aug 7:00 PM

Thu 6 Aug 7:00 PM

Fri 7 Aug 7:00 PM

Sat 8 Aug 7:00 PM

Sun 9 Aug 4:00 PM Touch Tour

Tue 11 Aug 7:00 PM

Wed 12 Aug 7:00 PM

Thu 13 Aug 7:00 PM

Fri 14 Aug 7:00 PM

Sat 15 Aug 2:00 PM

Sat 15 Aug 7:00 PM


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