I hope everyone in the US had a great Thanksgiving! The closest meal I’ve had to Thanksgiving dinner in New Zealand was the hangi meal served at Uncle Boy’s Place. Uncle Boy is an elder in the Maori community in Maketu. He built a huge hall so he could host tons of young travelers and teach us about Maori culture.
The evening starts off with generous portions of food (pictured above) and a traditional greeting. Then a performance group takes the floor, singing songs, twirling poi, and performing the haka. Check out the video below for their haka:
Sadly, I don’t have any video of the guys on the bus attempting the haka. They tried hard, but the performers’ version was way more fierce.