Prince Harry to learn haka on NZ visit

By Korōria Taumaunu
Prince Harry visit details revealed - Photo / file

Prince Harry will learn the NZ Army haka and will trip down Whanganui River on a waka when he visits the country in May.

The PM’s Office has released more details on the English prince’s visit next month which will start off with an official welcome at Government House in Wellington on Saturday May 9.

First he will visit the capital and attend a wreath laying ceremony at the National War Memorial before taking in a Hurricanes’ and Sharks game that night.

On his seven day national tour he will visit Linton Military Camp in Palmerston North where he will participate in Army activities, including learning the Army’s own haka.

He will then visit with the marae at Pūtiki in Whanganui, where he will travel with the crew on the marae’s waka.

In Auckland he will visit Southern Cross Campus school in Māngere, before attending a FIFA u-20 event at the Cloud.    

The Prime Minister John Key has said that the prince has asked to meet a wide range of New Zealanders, “I’m confident Prince Harry will have a fabulous time here and I encourage all New Zealanders to take the opportunity to go and see him.”