By Katie Wolfe

An Auckland Theatre Company production

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

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. The incident sent ripples through the nation and changed race relations in New Zealand forever.

Crafted by filmmaker and theatre director Katie Wolfe (The Mooncake and the Kumara, Waru, He Māngai Wāhine, Artefact), The Haka Party Incident is verbatim theatre that innovatively combines documentary and kapa haka to thrilling effect.


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Kia Ora, welcome to RESET

RESET festival returns 4-14 November 2021 after the success of the 2020 festival. RESET celebrates arts, culture and live performances, an end of year festival fix suitable for all generations and appetites for entertainment.

RESET features some of the most inspiring, thought-provoking, and culturally entertaining performances produced New Zealand over the last few years.

This diverse two-week festival is brimming with dance, comedy, music, and theatre, an impressive programme featuring shows that have sold out venues around the country.

RESET is a unique festival experience that showcases additional community events held in theatres, halls, and venues around Taranaki.

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The full RESET 2021 festival line-up will be announced September 2nd

Before you RESET 2021 why not make you way to the cabaret this winter!

Right Royal Cabaret Fest runs from 29 July - 01 August. 

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