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New Zealand school performs mesmerising Haka in memory of beloved teacher

Published 28/07/2015 | 14:10

Students at a High School in New Zealand performed a mesmerising rendition of the Haka in memory of their teacher who passed away earlier this month.

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During the three-minute video, the boys at Palmerston North Boys' High School perform their country's traditional ancestral war cry as part of funeral proceedings for their teacher, Dawson Tamatea.

Mr Tamatea, who has been a popular member of staff, died in his sleep on July 20. He had worked as a teacher since 1986.

The video was added to YouTube two days ago and has already amassed close to 400,000 views.

"The entire school performing the Haka during the arrival of Mr. Tamatea in the hearse. This was a very emotional and powerful performance. We are extremely proud of our boys' performance and we know that Mr Tamatea would be too," the video caption reads.

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