In 1987, they brought the haka home.
Ka Mate was created by Ngāti Toa chief Te Rauparaha.
According to Māori oral history, Te Rauparaha hid from his pursuers from a rival iwi. He muttered “Ka mate! Ka mate!” under his breath (Will I die!) and “Ka ora! Ka ora!” (or will I live!). After his pursuers left, Te Rauparaha burst forth in joy.
ANIMATION Aaron Wood
DESIGN Kathryn George
DEVELOPMENT Sungmi Kim
EDITOR John Hartevelt