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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

[Sport] Kapa O Pango

I get a lot, A LOT, of people who come to this site after searching for:

  • Kapa O Pango video
  • New haka video
  • All Blacks Kapa O Pango video
  • Richie McCaw naked
  • etc...

And so I thought that I would help (though not with the last one) and finally put a video of Kapa O Pango (the New Zeland All Blacks new haka) here on the Hammer. And with Google's new tools I can put it right on the blog and not just a link. Hooray. (Note: AllBlacks.com also has the video but this just SO much more user friendly).

This was the first time Kapa O Pango (which is Maori for "The Team in Black" or "The All Blacks") was used. It was at Carisbrook in Dunedin in the All Blacks second tri-nations match against South Africa (in the video you can see a very worried Brian Habana) in 2005.


Mike said...

Nicely done, can see me posting videos all the time now :-)

ben.run said...

So you are back in Wellington now?

Anonymous said...

I wanna post something on here about the tie wearing bastard that said Kapa o Pango should cut out the throat slitting. If they want the All Blacks to leave it out it takes all the mana (pride) from the haka. Would you take the paint out of the Sistine Chapel? NO!! Another thing is if they are willing to make the All Blacks to cut the throat slitting, then they will have to tell Samoa and Tonga to take away their spear action. Power to the Kapa o Pango haka.

sniper! said...

it just goes to show how ignorant some people r still towards the staunch new haka.maybe if they looked into how AWESOME the maori culture is maybe just maybe theyd stop criticising and help spread the culture to other ignorant people around the world!tu meke.

Anonymous said...

Good on em!! Being a maori myself its grest to see our sport and culture being united..

Paora said...

Kia Kaha All Blacks. Too much on the haka, people would like it more if they read the translation.

Kapa o pango kia whakawhenua au i ahau!
Let me become one with the land
Hi aue, hi!
Ko Aotearoa e ngunguru nei!
This is our land that rumbles
Au, au, aue ha!
And it's my time! It's my moment!
Ko Kapa o Pango e ngunguru nei!
This defines us as the All Blacks
Au, au, aue ha!
It's my time! It's my moment!
I ahaha!
Ka tu te ihiihi
Our dominance
Ka tu te wanawana
Our supremacy will triumph
Ki runga ki te rangi e tu iho nei,
tu iho nei, hi!
And will be placed on high
Ponga ra!
Silver fern!
Kapa o Pango, aue hi!
All Blacks!
Ponga ra!
Silver fern!
Kapa o Pango, aue hi, ha!
All Blacks!

Anonymous said...

To those who think that there doing a throat cut in the New Haka. Why dont you go and get your facts rights and look at the real meaning of the hand going across the chest, its not even a throat cut.

Hadyn said...

I like Kapa O Pango. But I also like it's "surprise factor". You never know when they're going to use it and when they do it's huge!

BTW the 3 times Kapa O Pango has been used the All Black's opposition has scored first and the All Blacks have come back to win.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the video. I love to keep up with whats going on at home and have heard a lot about this haka. I have a basic understanding of the meaning behind it and thinks it fits the ocassion perfectly.

Anonymous said...

If the world was educated about the haka ( the rugby world in particular) the conveyance of actions in all haka represent similar themes to that of kapa o pango. The throat slitting action in kapa o pango is nothing compared to the many haka's I have witnessed in New Zealand.

Don't sell out to the media, that is true maori culture.
Years ago it was considered filthy to pukana (a poking out of the tongue in a grotesque manner).

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Anonymous said...

Finally I have found the New Haka on the net! Every time I tried to get it from AllBlacks.com it didn't download- Cheers bro! Harley- Wgtn.