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 effects of COVID-19 and the restrictions on the size of public gatherings mean Auckland Theatre Company cannot perform as normal. Our plans have had to change dramatically.

The Haka Party Incident is postponed. 

The safety of our audiences continues to be our greatest priority and for this reason, we feel we can no longer continue with these seasons at this time.

We will be in contact with all ticket holders as soon as we can with the new date for The Haka Party Incident. As you can imagine, our Box Office is fielding a tremendous volume of requests and we greatly appreciate your patience, support and understanding.

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


Jane Hakaraia

Set Design

Dates &

Tue 28 Jul 7:00 PM POSTPONED

Wed 29 Jul 7:00 PM POSTPONED

Thu 30 Jul 7:00 PM POSTPONED

Fri 31 Jul 7:00 PM POSTPONED

Sat 1 Aug 2:00 PM POSTPONED

Sat 1 Aug 7:00 PM POSTPONED

Sun 2 Aug 4:00 PM POSTPONED

Tue 4 Aug 7:00 PM POSTPONED

Wed 5 Aug 7:00 PM POSTPONED

Thu 6 Aug 7:00 PM POSTPONED

Fri 7 Aug 7:00 PM POSTPONED

Sat 8 Aug 7:00 PM POSTPONED

Sun 9 Aug 4:00 PM POSTPONED

Tue 11 Aug 7:00 PM POSTPONED

Wed 12 Aug 7:00 PM POSTPONED

Thu 13 Aug 7:00 PM POSTPONED

Fri 14 Aug 7:00 PM POSTPONED

Sat 15 Aug 2:00 PM POSTPONED

Sat 15 Aug 7:00 PM POSTPONED

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Auckland Theatre Company Studios
487 Dominion Rd, Mount Eden
Carpark & entry off Brixton Road

Monday, 20 July, 6:30pm