25 Jun 2010

Role of haka to be outlined at art market

6:38 am on 25 June 2010

Organisers of a Maori art market in Porirua next year plan to include a wananga on the role of the haka in contemporary Maori society.

Creative director Darcy Nicholas says the market will be on during the Rugby World Cup and could appeal to some of the international visitors who will be in the country.

He told Waatea News they might learn there's more to the haka than they see at the start of a rugby game, which is all about challenge and aggression.

Mr Nicholas said next year's market will be the biggest-ever showcase of Maori art.