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Anyone got a tally? Would be interesting to see how many are done during the tour.
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I think we're on 43279 right now...

That's not including the hakas the hotel-staff do after cleaning the Lions player's toilets, as nobody really sees those ones.
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I'm not being disingenuous Mog. This is a serious post. I'm quite interested to know. I think your estimate is a wee bit low.
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:lol: :thumbup:
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It's a sign of respect. The more games you win, the more Haka you get.
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Just wow.

Our poor lads are being exposed to one every hour.

Be it in the airport, whilst out and about...in the stadia.

Take a chull, luds. Keep it for the tests.
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I know there was a Powhiri at Waitangi today. There was a big effort by the community to welcome Lions supporters onto the Treaty Grounds.

For those Lions supporters present (the British ones anyway) this would have been quite a moving experience and there would have been a haka for sure so that makes two so far.

Irish people having nothing to do with the the birth of modern New Zealand (too drunk at that time) it begs the question, where were you this time?
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irishjonny wrote:Anyone got a tally? Would be interesting to see how many are done during the tour.
This is the 167,543,321st haka post.

0 points for originality I'm afraid.
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The Irish left their own colonised land a decided to go and fudge over darkies across the plant. The poor wee victims.

http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/irish/page-2
Scale of Irish migration

Throughout the 1800s, and particularly after the famine, the Irish streamed away from their homeland to seek a better life. Often younger sons went first and were followed by other family members in a chain migration.

In the 70 years after 1850 about a million Irish crossed the Irish Sea to England or Scotland. Over four million sailed for the new worlds of America and Australasia. As a result, Ireland’s population almost halved.

Immigration to New Zealand

In 1845 the Dublin University Magazine described New Zealand as ‘the most recent, remotest, and least civilised of our colonies’. It was the most expensive to reach – over four times the cost of crossing the Atlantic to America.

The majority of Irish emigrants went to North America; Australasia took no more than about one in 13. For the first half-century of European settlement in New Zealand the number of migrants from Ireland was small. Almost none came direct from the potato famine. Until 1852 they comprised less than 15% of immigrants from the United Kingdom.
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Out and about? They were visiting Waitangi, ffs.
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You'd be surprised if you didn't get a haka at Waitangi. Especially if you are white.
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So now they are complaining about being formally welcomed ?

Please tell me this aint so
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Hareaway wrote:So now they are complaining about being formally welcomed ?

Please tell me this aint so
They're shocked by the respect that we showed them when they arrived. They were expecting a hate filled journey in armored cars from the airport to the fortified bunker where they were being sheltered. Kids spitting, bottles being thrown, sneak haka attacks. Think something along the lines of black hawk down and you won't be far off the truth.
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I am just pleased that there are no threads talking about the Barbarians going out to injure the Lions yesterday.
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mr bungle wrote:Out and about? They were visiting Waitangi, ffs.
:lol:

Like they were just wandering around and stumbled across a Powhiri
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Too many letters in "Count".
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globus wrote:Too many letters in "Count".
It's a count of a thread.
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BBB wrote:
globus wrote:Too many letters in "Count".
It's a count of a thread.
It was a count of a post.
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koroke hangareka wrote:
BBB wrote:
globus wrote:Too many letters in "Count".
It's a count of a thread.
It was a count of a post.
My post tends to have letters through my door.

Favourite crossword clue, "Postman's misery".
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Credit to Andalu from the entertaining pics tread. :thumbup:

Pics from the Lions at Waitangi:
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It's a bit clean. They should have gotten fvcked up on rot gut and gone whoring and brawling over in Kororareka.
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No Thompson guns ?
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mr bungle wrote:Out and about? They were visiting Waitangi, ffs.
If you are going to get hakared in McDonalds you are going to get hakared at the war dinghy
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You lot are really intolerant, racist and insular, aren't you?
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From the London thread.
blackblackblack wrote:Hello Mog, please allow me to say. Fuck off you bigoted cunt. Have a month.
Cause for a quick Haka.
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To be fair to the Kiwis, performing a haka at Waitangi is a little bit different from some drunken oafs doing it outside a backpackers' hostel at 3 a.m.

It looked like a lot of effort went into the whole day, and the Lions boys seemed to appreciate it - impressive stuff :thumbup:
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MrDominator wrote:To be fair to the Kiwis, performing a haka at Waitangi is a little bit different from some drunken oafs doing it outside a backpackers' hostel at 3 a.m.

It looked like a lot of effort went into the whole day, and the Lions boys seemed to appreciate it - impressive stuff :thumbup:
Mind you it's like Lions singing the Welsh anthem or whichever other song they choose (which I like) is different to pissed idiots singing them outside a backpackers at 3am.
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Yes the haka is rather tedious, but they like the silly war dance so let them have it, but its become dull and its only one game in.
I hope the Lions do a Wales and stare down the NZ team after the aka, although we lost that day it felt like we were pissing from a great height
all over their dumb tradition.
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I'm not trying to put down actual culturally justified Haka's. They just happen to be part of an overall tally. I love stats. So I'm interested to know. If someone could turn around at the end of the tour and give a number, it might be quite an interesting fact for everyone. Those who like hakas and those who don't. Might be a nice team building exercise for all. Bring us all a little closer together.
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They'll get less hakas than you get playing a season of Bay of Plenty club rugby. And far less variety.
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Demilich wrote:They'll get less hakas than you get playing a season of Bay of Plenty club rugby. And far less variety.
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Mr Mike wrote:
Demilich wrote:They'll get less hakas than you get playing a season of Bay of Plenty club rugby. And far less variety.
Haka and
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Less Haka's.
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Clive wrote:Yes the haka is rather tedious, but they like the silly war dance so let them have it, but its become dull and its only one game in.
I hope the Lions do a Wales and stare down the NZ team after the aka, although we lost that day it felt like we were pissing from a great height
all over their dumb tradition.
Are you sure you're Welsh? Because you sound English.
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Hareaway wrote:So now they are complaining about being formally welcomed ?

Please tell me this aint so
They are going to go into full melt down mode when they find there's soap in the Hotel rooms ... foreign concept for them init .... I just feel for the hotel staff having to clean all those bathtubs, those rings are going to be a bitch to remove :(
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when I went to NZ, I had to pay if I wanted to see a haka at these maori experience type things, I don't suppose the Lions are having to fork out each time
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le chat wrote:when I went to NZ, I had to pay if I wanted to see a haka at these maori experience type things, I don't suppose the Lions are having to fork out each time
No, let these anonymous internet posters who have never been to NZ tell you how it really is.
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YOYO wrote:I'm not sure I like blow-in Kiwi's exploiting the indigenous Kiwi people's traditions. Very unscrupulous.

I am sure I don't like you
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A more appropriate number might be number x average time taken...

Anyway, haka fatigue seems to have set in early.
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Andalu wrote:
le chat wrote:when I went to NZ, I had to pay if I wanted to see a haka at these maori experience type things, I don't suppose the Lions are having to fork out each time
No, let these anonymous internet posters who have never been to NZ tell you how it really is.
http://www.tepuia.com/experiences/te-po/
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Why don't at least the English and Welsh give them a big V sign in return? They can have their imaginary dance and we reply with a real challenge.
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