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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.
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
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.
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.
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:
“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.
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.SBS News
See below for more details:
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:
Please be safe wherever you may be.
UPDATE: We will be performing an online service. For all details see:
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: