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Powerful Haka Performed to Honor BYU-Hawaii Graduates

Powerful Haka Performed to Honor BYU-Hawaii Graduates

For students, commencement day is often one of immense celebration and joy. Recent New Zealand graduates from BYU-Hawaii got to witness a special tradition of honor as a haka was performed on their behalf. The original video capturing the moment was posted on social media and has over 44,000 views. You can watch it below.   BYU-Hawaii is a private …

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Special Haka for LDS Couple’s Wedding Makes Bride Cry, Goes Viral

Special Haka for LDS Couple's Wedding Goes Viral

LDS members Aaliyah and Benjamin Armstrong enjoyed a powerful and moving Maori haka at their wedding reception in New Zealand this month. Little did they know the rest of the world would soon enjoy the moment as well. With more than 3 million views and counting, the video, uploaded onto a I’m Proud to Be Tongan Facebook page, shows the …

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New Zealand Missionaries Create, Perform New LDS Haka

New Zealand Missionaries Create, Perform New LDS Haka

A New Zealand news program, Te Karere, has released a new segment featuring over 200 LDS missionaries from the New Zealand Hamilton Mission learning a new haka. Created especially for their mission, the idea was first inspired by a Tahitian missionary. President Charles Rudd, mission president, explained  in the segment, “We had some former missionaries that had completed their missions …

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LDS Player and Rugby’s First Global Superstar Remembered

LDS Player and Rugby's First Global Superstar Remembered

All Blacks greats have united to pay tribute to Jonah Lomu with a powerful haka as thousands of fans packed a memorial service at Eden Park, the spiritual home of New Zealand rugby. A grim-faced Buck Shelford led more than 20 former internationals in a Ka Mate haka while the legendary winger’s casket was carried into a hearse. Former team-mates …

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