Kiwi dad's touching haka proposal and gender reveal goes viral

NZ 05/12/2018

A Kiwi dad has gone viral with his surprise haka proposal to his long-time partner on the Queenstown lakefront.

Tama Hata, from Hamilton, posted video of his emotional proposal to Te Waimaarino Patena during a surprise trip south with their daughter, Te Aroha.

Mr Hata wrote on Facebook that he planned to reveal the gender of their second child to Ms Patena, which he'd found out at a scan a few weeks earlier.

In the video Ms Patena can be seen opening a box that Mr Hata had filled with blue items, symbolising a baby boy would be joining their family.

She was thrilled with the result, but wasn't prepared for what her partner had planned next.

After a round of hugs, Mr Hata stood up and walked over to the edge of the water near where they were sitting and performed the haka.

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