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Calls for a ban on All Blacks haka after a New Zealand-British trade deal protects the ritual

All Blacks will make a haka before the semi-finals of Rugby World Cup 2019 against England.Photo / Getty Images

A new call has emerged to ban all-blacks haka after a special provision to protect the cultural traditions of war dance was included in last week’s New Zealand-UK free trade agreement.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have agreed on a deal aimed at strengthening trade and relations between the two countries at a zoom call on Thursday.

A free trade agreement, which authorities believe New Zealand’s GDP is worth $ 1 billion, will eventually eliminate all tariffs on New Zealand’s exports to the United Kingdom.

But as an unusual move, the deal also promises that the UK will “work with New Zealand to identify appropriate ways to promote awareness and protection of Haka and Ka Mate.”

Maori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi welcomed provisions that are understood to be designed to prevent improper use of haka.

“We need to look at cultural appropriation. We treat it with more respect, not diversion,” Waititi said.

Over the years, the team has tried different ways to confront the All Blacks Haka. Photo / NZME
Over the years, the team has tried different ways to confront the All Blacks Haka. Photo / NZME

Ka Mate became famous for its relationship with the All Blacks dating back to 1905.

But not everyone was impressed with Haka’s new protection before Sunday morning’s All Blacks clashed with the United States at FedExField in Washington, DC.

English large format newspaper, The Daily Telegraph Responded in a column requesting that it be rejected.

“The connection between haka and rugby is (at best) ambiguous and almost certainly stems from imperialism and colonialism. Rugby as a sport agrees with the sentiment expressed in the trade agreement and as much as possible. The best way to pay homage Haka would be to abolish it. ” Telegraph, Has repeatedly published stories condemning traditional pre-match rituals.

Cultural adviser Karai Tiana Taiul told the left Guardian The newspaper Ka Mate is one of the most appropriate “commercial stripped icons” in New Zealand and Te Rauparaha, and in London “seeing a drunken kiwi fooling around, Ngati Toa, Te Rauparaha, disrespect the whole thing. ” fool”.

However, treating Haka as a “negotiation chip at the poker trade table” casts doubt on the opposition rugby team. Telegraph Insisted.

“Why does the team need to respect other commercially valuable aspects of the New Zealand rugby team more than the adidas kit sponsors, for example?”

NZ Rugby did not respond Sunday herald inquiry.

This is not the first time Haka has been in the limelight.

All Blacks is a Welsh columnist who bashers Stephen Jones, who writes different English every day. TimesSlate it on a regular basis and feel it spent the day.

In 2010, he called it “self-significant boredom” and “the worst kind of sports arrogant instrument.”

And in 2019, he took another shot, saying Haka was “partially ridiculous for a long time.”

“Now immeasurable. It will take years for other teams to freeze. Now it’s a means of bullying on and off the field, not a tribute to New Zealand’s Maori heritage, but a pillar to pose. increase.”

The legendary All Blacks Buckshelford. Photo / NZME
The legendary All Blacks Buckshelford. Photo / NZME

On the eve of the 2008 match against England Guardian Reporter Frank Keating said New Zealand’s “unattractive eye-rolling, tongue-shaking dance” has long been sold out and should be abolished. The All Blacks won the match 32-6.

The great Wayne “Back” Shelford of the All Blacks is often said to have rejuvenated Haka.

He previously said that some people read the haka too much and, as a result, misunderstood it.

“This is actually part of pre-match entertainment and people are looking forward to seeing it. Culturally it’s our culture and we show it off like the All Blacks. doing.”

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Calls for a ban on All Blacks haka after a New Zealand-British trade deal protects the ritual

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