PNBHS Haka for Mr. Dawson Tamatea's Funeral Service

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ShadowWhelp : Whelp, here I go watching 3 hours of haka videos on youtube again

geerenmo : The level of respect went through the roof with this one. The teacher must have been a good person.

OkChig : Amazing stuff. Great to see an indigenous culture so integrated into modern day NZ that now cultural expressions are held high as a form of utmost respect. As Australians recently we grieve that we aren't able to embrace our indigenous culture in the same way and have often tried to rid it even further.

Mark Schofield : As an American, I am insanely jealous of how the Maori tradition remains such a prevalent staple in your everyday culture, while the native tribes of the Americas have been all but forgotten in our modern world. Such beautiful tradition, dedication and honor, something sorely lacking here in the States.

Kemal & Pınar : This is one of the nicest, most elegant and most saddening farewells I've ever seen. May he rest in peace. Be proud of your students...

Camron Gregor : I lost it when the boys parted in silence to let the hearse pass. I wish my country had a tradition like this. Well done boys.

Zack Gudle : Mr Tamatea was my Math's teacher back in 2010 , he was that one teacher who pushed students to pass even if you felt so low & insecure about your capabilities , happy man & sometimes could get on your shoulders from his passion to make you pass but thats what made me pass my class . Thank You Mr Dawson Tamatea for making my year successful & many others ,  we will miss you , (Put both hands together) Rest In Peace

Icespoon : That moment when all the rage and passion leads to the students silently letting the car drive. Damn you kids, you called the feels train on that one.

David Boucher : A warning to the Gods that a good man is coming, and that they should let him in (to where They dwell).

Finkleberry : I love this.  I wish Australians could embrace the Original People of our country this way.  New Zealand does it right, teaching the kids of the Nations heritage, all the heritage..not just the white mans..

CivicGuard : I felt my facial hair growing watching this video

Struckgold : If the New Zealanders ever become imperialistic we're in trouble lads.

Dolan Dark : Doing NZ proud :')

Mark Robinson : Death, where is your sting, where is your victory?

max alburg : thats really one of the most beautiful things i ever saw. he must have been an amazing guy.

Nellah Grace : This is so emotional!

mekanicaldave : Why would anyone dislike this is beyond me

Augusto Dolci L. : Idk why but it made me drop some tears.... nice done guys!

Vi Haze : Can we please take a moment to remember that during the world war, the New Zealand soldiers did a Haka in the face of the Germans (who had machine guns) and the Germans were so terrified that they were like "NOPE" and ran away with their tails between their legs?

Kimtothekizzo : I'm not sure how I made it through my entire life never seeing anything like this. This is amazing. I can't imagine what it would be like to witness it in person.

Vic B : I never found the post, but someone on this thread could not have put it better. It went something like "it's nice to see that somewhere they are still raising real men in this World"

Owen Jones : Can instantly tell that Mr. Tamatea was a great teacher. Such Respect from the students is demonstrative of that.

Weston Lowe : The Alpha Nation.

General Jumbo : New Zealand. You are truly a credit to humanity.

PanzerGlowa : Respect from Poland. My condolences...

Augusto Dolci L. : Idk why but it made me drop some tears.... nice done guys!

New Creative : A little background to this haka I'm apart of the school and new mr tamatea better than most at the school. He was originally one of the creators to this haka and this is our school haka. Only our school and the old boys of the school perform this haka so it is unique to us. Mr tamatea was the head of Maori achievement in our school and he would always try (and successfully so) uphold the Maori traditions not within our school but the entire community. He was involved in one of the leading kapa haka groups in the country i.e the world ( kapa haka group being a group in which perform traditional Maori songs and Hakas) and I believe the Maori culture and maintaining the culture was engrained in his life. So to farewell this awesome teacher we did this haka and the significance of this haka as a farewell and the passion in which the boys performed it with can only be understood by the people who really knew him. But I hope that this helps others around the world understand how fitting that we perform this haka for him.

Tyranzor Katastrophe : you can hear the physical emotion in the screams. truly touching

AllThatKazz : Imagine what life would be like to be respected this way. Wow.

Craig Meyer : If this did not move you, you have absolutely no soul. An awesome, very powerful display of respect.- from South Africa

Davide Ascanio Visconti-Borghese : Amazing! People of the world, keep alive your beautiful traditions.

borninkaraj : I saw this today for the first time in my life and it moved me.respect from Canada.

Ricki Coughlan : Everyone who appreciates generosity, respect and gratitude will love this awesome tribute. I've never even been to New Zealand but I'm pouring mountains of pride and respect on you guys from over the ditch here in Australia.

Jonah kingi : Who came after seeing the wedding haka?

Maggie M : Never heard of Haka before until this appeared on my news feed Now I've watched it countless times and will never get tired of it What I like most is the passion in these students

Augusto Trepat : I am a former rugby player from Argentina and saw many, many times the Haka but this is the first time that it make me cry. This professor was one of the richest man of the world since you don't carry money or gold to the other world. The richest ones , like Mr. Tamatea, carry with them this treasure, the respect of his students and peers. Rest in peace.

Philip Njuguna : much respect frm kENYA!!

Christopher Tysowski : moved me to tears, you can feel every emotion of respect coursing through those students, and the devotion he had for them. simply beautiful.

Hunter Winterburn-cunningham : he was my teacher he was the man

Irisa Anne : I told myself I wouldn't cry I told myself I wouldn't cry. *bawls*

Dormammu Bargain : This made me cry,a lot.

Joshua Appleby : Still my favourite video on YouTube.

Kazam K : Hard to believe these are school students. Simply the Best NZ. Definitely all of my university friend vote this for YouTube Video of the Year. We love kiwi From Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

Mohammad Nazmi Selamat : I got goosebumps. Even the smallest kid looks intimidating

Minseito : That, my friends, was absolutely awesome, in the true sense of the word. What a glorious mark of respect for someone who, had he seen it, and who knows that he didn't, would have glowed with pride and wept with humility. That was very uplifting guys, stay as great as you are and greetings from England UK

SalvadorLosAngeles : probably my fave haka

Terina Triponel : I first watched this while living abroad/away from New Zealand. Seeing this truly made me cry and home sick. You'll never find mana/respect the way you would in NZ/Aōtearoa. Anyone of any ethnic persuasion that lives in NZ, will understand this. You don't have to be Māori, all cultures in NZ if not most felt this Haka in their hearts.

Vincent Vialpando : this is just amazing and your culture is very interesting...  greets, respect and condolences from germany

Shanok Danann : oh, man, I'm in tears =( I'm from Spain but Hakas always give me chills, they are so emotive! I'm sure Mr. Tamatea was a really good teacher.

FROGMAN : now after I got the meaning of the HAKA dance I can say it's beautifull greats from israel