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Supporting the NZ made movie COUSINS in Liechardt Sydney

Haka For Life had the honour and pleasure of supporting the NZ made movie COUSINS last in Liechardt Sydney.

Co- directors of the movie Briar Grace-Smith & Ainsley Gardiner joined the screening of the movie, along with Aboriginal dancers, who also shared smoking ceremony and welcome to country.

Another beautiful night had on this journey of standing for life.

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WA Day celebrations

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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Sharing culture with the South Sydney Rabbitohs

We had the blessing of sharing culture with the South Sydney Rabbitohs Harold Matthews & SG Ball Teams, as part of their pathways program.

Instilling positive culture and cultural expressions and actions, to empower them to become great footballers, and role models.

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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.

https://www.facebook.com/hakaforlife/videos/448183116247770/

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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.

From https://www.facebook.com/abcinsydney/posts/10159584844119015

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Aboriginal and Māori cultures will unite on Anzac Day to deliver an important message (SBS News)

Indigenous-led organisations Haka for Life and Corroboree for Life are on a shared mission to reduce suicide across Australia. Their stirring performances on Anzac Day have been capturing the world’s attention.

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Perth Anzac Day Haka and Corroboree moved online

See below for more details:

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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 will be in Sydney for the Coloured Diggers Anzac Day Ceremony

We will also be hosting two workshops leading up to the Coloured Diggers ANZAC Day ceremony at Redfern Park in Redfern. See the events pages for more details:

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Haka For Life wins Best Choreography award at Sydney Mardi Gras!

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 →