The Haka Team Building

By now, you’ve probably seen the haka – the famous pre-match ritual of the world-champion New Zealand All Blacks rugby team. It’s a powerful way to build passion, commitment and alignment. And what team couldn’t use that?

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Why this event?

This haka team bonding activity has been the catalyst for energizing events and inspiring teams at some of the world’s leading companies. It’s fantastic for connecting people to organizational values in a uniquely exciting way. To call this experience memorable would be an understatement.

For starters, our facilitators are actual Maori, so Haka is literally in their blood. Dressed in traditional costume, they storm the stage with conch shells, chants and of course their famous dance. They also share the real meaning of haka – it’s all about absolute team commitment to emerge victorious over any and all competition. 

As your team learns haka, the energy in the room rises, confidence builds and the commitment to the chant borders on ferocious. We can also add a competitive element to your event by breaking out into smaller teams. Of course, we finish off with your full group performing a unified team haka en-masse.

Team size
  • 25 - 1000
Time needed
  • 12 - 120 Minutes
Space requirement
Ideal for
  • Energizing an event
  • Bonding through shared team energy
  • Exploring passion and commitment
  • Connecting to company values and vision
  • Stepping outside comfort zones

Our 30-minute Haka Energizer is ideal for raising the energy and adding a memorable element to a conference or meeting. The Haka Team-Builder is an immersive 90-minute session exploring the fascinating history and traditions of the Haka. Would you like specific elements of company branding, culture and/or mission statement woven into your program? Just let us know what you have in mind.


  •     Haka Energizer (15 – 30 mins)
  •     Haka Team-Builder (45 – 90 mins)
  •     Create Your Own Haka – embody your specific vision and values (120+ mins)
  •     The All Blacks, the Haka and the Culture of Winning – keynote presentation (45 – 60 mins)
  •     Empowering Women Through Haka (45 – 90 mins)

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For more than 25 years, we’ve been helping teams like yours enhance open communication and build team camaraderie. If you want to rekindle the bonds your team once shared, or you’re assembling a new virtual team for the post-pandemic world, we are here to help.

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