PNBHS Haka for Mr. Dawson Tamatea's Funeral Service

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Dolan Dark : Doing NZ proud :')

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.

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

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.

Nellah Grace : This is so emotional!

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Jonah kingi : Who came after seeing the wedding haka?

ANG Belgium : R.i.p

PanzerGlowa : Respect from Poland. My condolences...

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

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

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

mekanicaldave : Why would anyone dislike this is beyond me

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

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

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..

SalvadorLosAngeles : probably my fave haka

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

richard courchene : my father passed away this summer.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

ricecristi : Now I'm bawling, this was so beautiful

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

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?

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

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.

Michael S : Never had a haka make me cry.

CivicGuard : I felt my facial hair growing watching this video

Weston Lowe : The Alpha Nation.

Viktor Karsakov : Absolutely beautiful

April Wu : I was totally overwhelmed by the performance. I couldn't even hold my tears. I felt the strong love and grief of the performers. Mr. Tamatea would be proud of all of you.

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.

Rhino : As i joined the school as a year 9 this year i never got to know him, from my perspective in this haka I then realised how much of my school Mr Tamatea was. Rest in piece Tama

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.

Shauna Delaney : Blown away by this, every goosebump is up, well done boys, you've made headlines in the UK

guitarpick2002 : When I first saw this video , I had no idea what a haka was. I thought, "Are they making a barricade? Are they trying to scare away the hearse driver? Wait, are they challenging the hearse to a fight?" Then I looked up what a haka was. Wow, was I stupid! To have that many students pay tribute to one teacher is just heartwarming. Mr. Tamatea must've have been one amazing teacher.

Neal McBeal The Navy Seal : I come from a different country and don't know a lot about this culture or custom but even still you can feel the respect and power through these kids. Very moving.