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.

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...

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.

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.

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

Dolan Dark : Doing NZ proud :')

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

Slyboi : 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

mekanicaldave : Why would anyone dislike this is beyond me

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

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?

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

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.

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

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

Nellah Grace : This is so emotional!

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

PanzerGlowa : Respect from Poland. My condolences...

Weston Lowe : The Alpha Nation.

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.

simpski : This is the coolest fucking thing ive ever seen!

Jonah kingi : Who came after seeing the wedding haka?

Khule Dlamini : Im from South Africa and the only haka we ever see is from the ALL BLACKS. This is the greatest haka I have ever seen. Its difficult to believe those are children. What a beautiful tribute, he must have been a warrior and mountain of a man.

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.

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

Mama Pillay : Even though we are enemies on the rugby field, I am ashamed the Haka gets booed before a game here in SA, it's part of the NZ culture and strong spiritual meaning as these boys displayed.. Awesome sending off to probably a remarkable teacher...

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

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

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

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

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.

Philip Njuguna : much respect frm kENYA!!

Dennis : Adrenaline rush. Powerful stuff, not only for the sake of adrenaline but also for expressing emotions, hidden or suppressed thoughts, neurological holding patterns, basically everything inside you and throwing it out. After such an event, it's like you are a different human being liberated from your chains, healthy indeed. Too bad we live in a society where you have to hold everything in, people in the (western) world could use something like this on a yearly maybe even monthly or weekly period. Even though it's mostly the men who are getting emasculated, the women could profit from it as well.

Douglas Amaya : so powerful it gave me goosebumps

Doodlebug : This is very moving and I'm ashamed that the England Rigby team feel the need to belittle and ridicule the Haka. I for one think it's disrespectful and the views of the England Rugby team aren't always the view of the rest of us here in England.

Joshua Appleby : Still my favourite video on YouTube.

Patricia Tissot : So can feel the emotion of everyone in the crowd.

Arild Solemdal : What really pleases my , is to see that the "white" guys are SO into the haka, they know what to do, what to shout. It's føkking awesome! I wish I could be a part of it one day!

Dormammu Bargain : This made me cry,a lot.