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WA Day celebrations

WA Day 2021 Haka

Today’s performance was incredible even in the pouring rain at the Fremantle fishing boat harbour for WA Day celebrations 🌧 another great opportunity to share our message to choose life.

We acknowledge Hauruia for choosing to stand with us and share in the beautiful energy of our culture.

We acknowledge all who showed up and stood with us to perform today. You could of been anywhere else today and you chose to be with us, so humbling.

Thank you to Nella Fitzgerald organiser of WA day Freo for inviting us to perform and to all who watched us and supported us near and far.

We love being able to empower and connect people through Haka and creating opportunities for people to experience. If you would like to Haka with us and share our message to choose life just send us a message

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Haka For Life is proud to announce we are expanding

Our Founder & Creator Leon Ruri is relocating to Sydney, this will ensure that Haka For Life has a base in Sydney and also Perth…

Jamie Schuster & Nadine Parkinson will lead Haka For Life in Western Australia from now.

This is an exciting time for Haka For Life and a clear indication we are growing and our message and presence with it…

We look forward to creating on the East Coast of Australia, and continuing our growth and presence in Western Australia.

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Anzac Day Haka and Corroboree (ABC News Sydney)

For the first time in Sydney, Indigenous & Māori groups joined in ceremonial dance yesterday to honour both Indigenous and non-Indigenous service personnel.

Organisations Haka For Life and Babana Aboriginal Mens Group joined to honour the Anzacs, united in the mission of reducing suicide across Australia and highlighting those who are facing challenges in life.

Two Haka were shared:

  • Ngati Toa Rangatira Haka – Ka Mate
  • Ngati Kahungunu Haka – Tika Tonu.

“The ‘Coloured Diggers Service’ [in Redfern] is the only service of its kind in Australia that firstly honours the First Nations People of Australia and Indigenous Māori for their contribution to the protection of Australia and New Zealand, dating back to the first Boer War in 1880,” Haka for Life posted on Facebook.


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Perth Anzac Day Haka cancelled due to Perth lockdown

Unfortunately due to the WA state governments 3-day mandated lockdown beginning from 6pm tonight (Friday 23 April) our Haka performance at Kings Park on Sunday 25 April has been cancelled.

The lockdown for the Perth and Peel regions will begin at midnight tonight. Masks will be mandatory from 6pm, although the Premier Mark McGowan recommended people wear them immediately. You can find out more information on the snap lockdown from the ABC News:

Perth and Peel plunged into three-day lockdown after quarantine hotel COVID transmission.

Please be safe wherever you may be.

UPDATE: We will be performing an online service. For all details see:
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Haka For Life wins Best Choreography award at Sydney Mardi Gras!

Sydney Mardi Gras 2021

Kia Ora and Kaya!

Not only was our message heard and received, we were recognised by the Mardi Gras organisation tonight at the Mardi Gras Awards Ceremony (2021 BEST CHOREOGRAPHY).

We would like to acknowledge everybody’s contribution throughout our journey.

Special mention to Corroboree For Life for clearing the space and supporting our kaupapa.

View Video on our Facebook page →