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Thread: Hakas at the Olympics...

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    Question Hakas at the Olympics...

    There was some debate yesterday on our local radio station about how appropriate it is to be doing a Haka as often as it is happening at the Olympics....
    This is the article in the DomPost today...
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/dominio...131a27745.html

    What do you think?
    Do you think they are overdoing it a tad?
    Or is it all OK?
    How do you see the role of women in the Haka?

    I have my own thoughts...but wondered how others saw it...

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    Vive la Différence!

    It's entertaining, it's often emotional and it's uniquely NZ... and if the athletes are truly using it spontaneously as an expression of celebration or release, and aren't being told to do it, then what's the harm?

    My $0.02 worth....

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    Personally, I love it.

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    Love it too

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    Personally with China's Human Rights record I don't think we should even be in the Olympics. But thats a different discussion altogether!

    Cheers

    Tia

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    Did you hear the story today about the little girl in the opening ceremony miming because she was "cute" whereas the real singer had crooked teeth....and wasn't seen as suitable to be on camera.

    How awful is that?
    What a horrible world we live in...

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    And the worst part of that is that the "unattractive" girl knows why they only used her voice and the "attractive" girl found out they didn't use hers... Unbelievable.

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    ... and the fake intro fireworks... and the Microsoft Blue Screen of Death (sorry, bit geeky that one but had us in stitches) ( http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10015872-1.html )

    One thing that did annoy me though, was the Close Up guy (bearded one), who interviewed a young Chinese girl and was obviously trying to get her to talk about "those goings on" in Tienanmen Square. Surely he would have known that it's not something they're allowed to talk about, and most youngsters in China don't know about it as it was wiped from Chinese history. I thought this was bad taste, especially as he was talking to a young kid.

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    Isn't the Haka essentially one giant "up yours"?

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    The haka is just so tired...

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