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  1. 1. Haka Eventswww.creativeteamevents.comCall 0845 260 3130 (UK)Call 1-888-704-5569 (USA)Email:
  2. 2. About us “We specialise in providing inclusive events for team ANY LOCATION building and corporate entertainment, which are enjoyed by We’ll deliver a unique all members of a team. Over the last 15 years, we have event for you in any successfully delivered thousands of team events around the location in the UK, world, involving tens of thousands of participants.” USA or worldwide Mark Hunter, Head Facilitator at Creative Team Events We focus only on events that are enjoyed by ANY ROOM Events everyone. So, forget outdoor events with intense Absolutely any room EVERYONE physical challenges, regardless of fitness level or will do, including your will enjoy keenness to participate. Say goodbye to rain, wind office or conference and the cold and say hello to a fun, inclusive and room enjoyable team building experience. Our events really bring teams together, and the Events effects last for a long time. We specialise in team that reallyEvents events that are based on performance, such as ANY GROUP SIZE WORK that reallydrumming, singing and dance, because they We provide events for WORK massively enhance team building. any group size, from five to 5,000 Your team activity is only as good as the way it is facilitated. We pride ourselves in offering the EXPERT very best facilitators and instructors, who will facilitators guide, lead and entertain your group. They are hand-picked, extensively trained and have ANY DURATION many years of experience. We’ll fit in with your agenda, with event Our events are suitable for a wide variety of durations from ten Events for minutes to a whole situations, including as icebreakers and ALL day energisers, for before-, during- and after-dinner occasions activities, and for all types of team building events and corporate entertainment. QUOTE IN AN HOUR You don’t need to have a particular skill (such asNO prior music) to join in. Our events are specifically We’ll provide a quote skills designed to be accessible by EVERYONE. We set within 60 minutesrequired a completely level playing field to eliminate existing organisational hierarchies.
  3. 3. Typically Group size 30 to 90 from minutes 5 to 5,000 durationHaka eventsJoin our genuine Maori Masters in the traditional Haka. For centuries, the Haka has been used tounite people to face their challenges head-on with a positive mental attitude. It is still as powerfultoday as it has ever been and provides the opportunity for your team to grow stronger, together. Weare one of only two UK companies that have authentication from tribal elders in New Zealand, touse the Haka for team building and corporate entertainment.Why choose the Haka as a team activity?The Haka is surprising, entertaining, motivating, uniting…and different. The Haka is a traditional,cultural gem, which contains everything needed for a compelling team activity. The Haka is ideal as a team building activity or corporate entertainment event, because: • no set up is needed • there is no equipment to dismantle • there is no limit to numbers • it’s great fun, and EVERYONE can join in • there are powerful business and personal messages. Haka is the tribal ritual dance performed by the Maori people of Aotearoa, more commonly known as New Zealand. It is used to bring people together to: prepare for conflict, share success, link with tribal ancestors, maintain respect and continue knowledge from the past to the future.There are many types of Haka used for a variety of tribal occasions. The Ka Mate Haka (which wefocus on in Creative Team Events) is classified as a Haka Taparahi, which is a ceremonial Haka. TheKa Mate Haka was composed by a chief named Te Rauparaha in the 1820s. Te Rauparaha was theHigh Chief of the Ngati Toa. The Ka Mate Haka is the story of a leader overcoming a new and life-changing predicament. Forced to trust and undergo a significant change in environment, he risesvictorious by being open to new ideas and being adaptable.The Haka is not just a male activity and is perfectly suited to a mixed audience. In fact, the role ofwomen in performing the Haka is regarded as sacred and acts as a vital tribe defence.This traditional and ancient Maori tribal ritual acts as a powerful group activity, whether it is usedfor team building or as a meeting energiser. It brings people together and gives them a sharedemotional experience.
  4. 4. What happens in a Haka session?Your delegates take their seats and all seems normal.The doors shut behind the last guests and the world music, which has been playing quietly as theyenter, is increased in volume, signifying the start of the session.Suddenly…silence. Then, our team of traditional Maori warriors storm into the room. Then, the roarof ‘the call’ – the loud and haunting tribal call of the lead tribesman – giving the team their cue tostorm the stage. The team perform the Haka to the delight and surprise of your guests. Wesometimes have senior managers pre-learn the Haka, to come out and surprise their colleagues!The stunned audience gives a hearty applause. Within moments of our team finishing, we haveeveryone on their feet, and we take them on a whirlwind journey where they will learn and performthe Haka as one unified team. Your group will experience 100% Maori passion from our authenticHaka masters.The Haka Masters first explain the enthralling story behind the Haka. There are fantastic analogiesof change, leadership and, of course, tribal motivation. This is why learning the Haka as group is aperfect team building activity. Our Haka Masters wear the traditional dress called a puipui. OurHead Haka Master is a direct blood descendant from the tribe that wrote the Ka Mate Haka.Once the traditional words are recanted by everyone – and yes there is much hilarity learning to say“Nana nei i tiki mai whakawhiti te ra!” - all the physical moves are then learnt.Each action corresponds to a part of the story and, in the learning, there are hands, legs and wigglingfingers to perfect together as a group. This is obviously fun but highlights team intention and focus.Occasionally, we split the group into different areas so that participants can perfect theirperformance and have traditional face markings applied.Building towards a powerful finale performance, the group will go head-to-head in a bit of healthytribal competition. Then the battle for tribal supremacy is on as we come together as one tribe forthe ultimate Haka finale.Wearing the face paint creates a psychological mask and, when each group returns to perform theirHakas to each other, the activity takes on a much deeper and more significant feeling. Without fail,the event leaves people totally charged and energised, and also with a deeper understanding ofMaori culture.Our Haka Masters see these events as a perfect vehicle to explain about Maori culture and,therefore, fulfil their personal tribal duty of further imparting this ancient knowledge.
  5. 5. What do I need in terms of time and space?Whatever suits you. We pride ourselves in our flexibility, so we’re happy to work within anyconstraints you have in terms of available space or time.We can deliver Haka events in any space available: hotels, conference rooms, and even in youroffices. We impose no restrictions on the type of room required, so any room will do.As long as there is enough room to stand, there will be enough room for the event. In a perfectworld, if we could get everyone away from tables and chairs to be in a clear part of the room, thatwould be even better. The more space there is, the more options we have to work with. For example,depending on time, we can split a group into two, with each sub-group working with their own Hakamaster to customise and perfect its performance. We bring sub-groups back together for a tribal faceoff, which is always great fun and can be the highlight of the event.We have often delivered Haka events outside. As long as the weather is fine and you have a vocal PAfor groups of over thirty participants, a Haka event works very well.In terms of duration, we typically offer anything from a 30-minute energising Haka ‘blast’ to adeeper 90-minute Haka experience. In addition, the Haka can be integrated alongside one of ourdrumming or other tribal activities. For example, we often perform the Haka as a morningicebreaker with drumming used as a finale.Where can I hold a Haka event?Absolutely anywhere. In the UK, USA or worldwide.How many people can be in a group?No Haka workshop is too large or too small for us. We have substantial experience of running largeHaka events, with up to 5,000 participants. Equally, we’re happy to provide more intimate Hakaworkshops for five or more people.Which occasions are best suited to Haka?Haka is suited to a broad range of occasions, including: • team building events • team meetings • conferences • meeting and conference openings • icebreakers • corporate away-days
  6. 6. • conference and meeting energisers • management and leadership training • motivational events • corporate parties • product launches.Meetings and conferences that have a strong message about unity, focus and overcoming challengesare particularly suited to the Haka.The Haka is a fantastic morning icebreaker to kick off any meeting and get everyone geared up forthe day ahead. Likewise, after lunch when the energy usually dips, the Haka is perfect to get yourgroup back on track and recharged.As a conference finale, the Haka is spectacular and uplifting, leaving delegates totally empowered asthey leave.Other informationInsist on your Haka masters being Maori. There is no substitute. For the full effect, it is essential tounderstand the language, the story, each tiny ritual, the traditional welcome and the traditionalclose. We are one of only two UK companies that have authentication from tribal elders in NewZealand, to promote the Haka in this way.A technical requirement is one lapel mike. Also, if possible, we can project (from a laptop) thephonetic words of the Haka so that it is easier for participants to learn them.If time permits, we have water-based ink face stencils that can be applied to willing group members.This is always a very special part of the event and totally changes the intention of our fledglingtribes!There are no major noise considerations to concern a venue. Although everyone will besaying/shouting the words together, this is rarely a problem for nearby meetings.With very large groups, it is important that everyone can see the Lead Haka Master to correctlylearn body positions and hand signals. A stage to elevate the performers is, therefore, advantageousin large-event situations.
  7. 7. TestimonialsPlease do not take our word for it, and read our testimonials for recent events.“I have never seen a group of people “Astounding! Amazing! This beats everythingtransformed so dramatically.” we have ever done before. You made theKerry Wright, BP Oil day memorable. Thank you!” Matthew Johns, PWC“Your facilitators were very talented and heldthe attention of the 80+ people throughout. “Wow! Over 800 people taken on a journeyAfter the event, I solicited feedback about through a day’s event to one ‘tribal culture’the whole day. One of the questions was with passion, energy, enthusiasm, hands-on“What could we do to improve this event coaching and above all tremendous time?” One person replied, “I think you’ll You provided HSBC West Midlands with astruggle to top Junk Funk to be honest”. This day to remember. In fact, to quote one ofwas a good reflection of how the event the team, “the best day I have ever had inwent. In the 17 years I’ve worked here, I over 20 years working for the bank.”can’t think of a time when an event has Leon Marklew, Regional Director, HSBCbrought people together in a one-team wayand dropped inhibitions so low.” “Thank you for such an amazing experience.Chris Starke, SAS Software The team is still buzzing over the session and the feedback has been so very positive. The“As an event planner, I have arranged highlight for my day was seeing the negativemotivational speakers and team building body language from some of the team whenactivities, but nothing compares to this. We you first came in translate into smiles andwere all totally blown away.” enthusiastic participation by the end! OneDebbie McHarrie, Associate Event Planner comment was “to be able to walk into a team of hard-nosed sales people that you“I just wanted to say a big thank you to the do not know and earn their total ‘buy in’team. The feedback has been fantastic. within two hours takes an awesome level ofEveryone really enjoyed the activities. The skill and talent.””great facilitator made the session lots of fun. Mike Ryall, Managing Director, ParksideThe general consensus was that it was Recruitment Limitedprobably one of the best team building dayswe’ve had.” “Your team was absolutely fantastic and the Sejal Patel, Deputy Head, NHS City and feedback has been brilliant. I know, when weHackney, Community Health Services talked, you really gave me a good idea of how it would be on the day, but, seriously, it“Following our recent HR Conference, I’m was beyond my wildest dreams. You shoulddelighted to let you know that we have be really proud of the work that you all do.received nothing but the most positive Your team are an inspiration and havefeedback on both your own facilitation of created memories that I believe will stay withthe session and the boomwhacker session my graduates and certainly with me for aitself….Your session was inspired and worked long time.”a treat to get us to realise what we can Sue Coles, Graduate Recruitment &achieve when we all work together!” Development ManagerGraeme Wilkinson, Senior Learning Manager,Lloyds Banking Group “What a great experience, which has had a fantastic impact on our teams in ways I“Uplifting and motivating. I thought the didn’t think possible!!!”whole audience bought into the session.” Nathalie, BNP ParibasVelux National Conference
  8. 8. “The Haka was great! Now our finance “I just wanted to let you know that the teamdepartment is ready to move forward and building event you organised for us inwork as a team.” Budapest was FANTASTIC. People are stillLorraine Copeland, AXA-PPP talking about it now!! It was really good, and the way the session was led was really“Your session was a superb finale to the day, professional. The real underlying messageand I’ve had nothing but positive feedback about teamwork really got through toabout the event. Thanks for helping us to everyone as well.”make it such a success.” Caroline Hayes, Shell Chemicals EuropeCarol Chapman, Director, Balfour Beatty “Even after a packed day, delegates still“Everything about the boomwhacker session went away buzzing following a rousingwas excellent and the feedback very boomwhacker session. The session leaderpositive. To have 550 people all taking part had everyone on their feet and getting intowas a feat in itself, which we didn’t really the rhythm with their own boomwhacker toexpect. Facilitation was excellent. I cannot become one giant percussion orchestra.”think of a single thing that could have been Liz Bayram, Chief Executive NCMAimproved.”David Rist, MD of Hidden Hearing “What a truly amazing way to start the day. Your team showed us what passion ‘Maori-“How immensely impressed I was with all your style’ was all about! The conference felt liftedteam. Your professional attitude, enthusiasm afterwards – and people still talk about itand your impact on the audience. now!”Fantastic!” FujitsuM. Thomas, Marketing Director “Everyone cannot stop talking about the“Thank you for all you did. You were event, including how they laughed withawesome! Our staff had as great time. The people they have never met and how theyfeedback has been excellent. You certainly really felt like they could view peoplemade our day a day to remember!” differently and that we were all workingClaire Sturman, Personnel Manager, towards one goal. Thanks for a great day.”Hereward Housing Nina Mansell, Learning and Development Manager, Domestic & General“I wanted to say how immensely impressed Iwas with all of your team, your professional “Well what can I say? Brilliant and the wholeattitude, enthusiasm and your impact on the team had an amazing time!!!!! We lookaudience. Fantastic!” forward to using your services again in theMandy, Marketing Director, Argos near future.” Julie, Call Centre Manager, Warner Leisure“What an exciting evening! The feedback Hotelsfrom staff has been fantastic. It seemseveryone had a great time. It was an “I never expected all of the guests to get soamazing success and people are still talking involved and participate so willingly. Thankabout it today!” you ALL very much.”Sian, HR Department, Electronic Arts Director, Deutsche Bank“What a fantastic day! I have received “One of the best events we have ever had.amazing comments from everyone. A huge Outstanding!”thank you for delivering such a fantastic Ben O’Grady, Senior Manager, Dellevent. A real pleasure to have such a funand energetic person amongst us. I am not “We would like to say a huge thank you forsure how I will ever top that one for next making our conference such a memorableyear’s team build!” event.” Jennie Vaudin, Collas Day Solicitors Conference Team, Ministry of Defence
  9. 9. “You made my day yesterday. You were “We all had a brilliant time and your teaminspiring and lifted the energy levels to great were fantastic and made this unusual eventheights at the end of a very heavy very easy to get into. I’ll definitely beconference. The smiles on everyones’ faces recommending you to anyone looking for awere real, not ‘corporate’. It’s the first time fun, energetic and team buildingthat I’ve seen those smiles. You were the hot experience.”topic when we had dinner later. Even my Liz Purdy, Design and Engineering solutions,cab driver is a fan after hearing me rave Atkinsabout you. Thank you so much.”Dee Kahn, HSBC “Your session was inspired and worked a treat to get us to realise what we can“I thought it was an excellent workshop. The achieve when we all work together!”facilitators were friendly, knowledgeable and Lloyds Banking Groupvery good at engaging all the members ofthe team.” “It was great watching peoples’ faces.Paul Brindle, American Express Everyone was so involved and spellbound and….happy! It’s such a great activity and“I was confident that it was going to be an you and your team were just brilliant.”enjoyable experience for the delegates, and Kati Pauk, KP EventsI was correct, as the feedback has beenbrilliant.” “I can wholeheartedly recommend you as aFay Smith, IBR Limited thoroughly professional and effective team, who addressed our brief with understanding“We had a fantastic night. The Crashing and designed an exciting programme, whichWaiters were an absolutely resounding more than fulfilled our criteria.”success!! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed being Mike Grey, Business Development Manager,so involved in creating the entertainment Microsoftand the three guys were fabulous. It’s goingto be hard to beat this success next year!” “We’ve never done drumming as a teamCathryn before, but it was fun, entertaining, invigorating, and it was great to do“We had a smashing day and the drumming something with a difference. Everyone in theworkshop was all you had promised. It got group thoroughly enjoyed it, and expressedeveryone involved, even the most reserved in positive feedback of the whole session. It wasour group. Your facilitators did a fantastic job a brilliant start to a great day, and well worthand really raised the energy in the group.” the experience.”Rosie, Yorkshire Primary Care Trust Maria, Masquerade Productions“You managed to revitalise 270 dozing “We purposely kept our team building eventdelegates after they had sat through a ‘day a closely-guarded secret and the tensionof OHP’ and completely transformed the mounted as the conference wore on! I wasatmosphere of the room from that of sombre able to see the end of the session and thesilence to pulsating, rhythmic energy, which atmosphere in the room was electrifying! Ourhad every single person in the room Marketing Director came along early in orderengrossed and grinning from ear to ear.” to take part and loved it. Our Sales andMicrosoft Marketing Director has said that he wants a drum for Christmas!! Without exception, all“I just wanted to let you know how great the the team thoroughly enjoyed themselvessession was and how much we appreciated and really felt the benefits of the workshop.”your enthusiasm and energy. The event was Louse Joslin, Sales Support Coordinator,a huge success. The delegates loved having Sunrise Senior Living Limitedthe drums to take away with them. It helpedmake it a very memorable event.”Michele, Serono, Boston, USA
  10. 10. ClientsWe have delivered events for more than a thousand companies and listed below are some of them.Courageous Communication Europcar Guide Dogs for the BlindCornhill Direct Events in Business GW PharmaceuticalsCorona Eventus HalfordsCostello Events Eversheds HalifaxCoutts and Co Exxon Mobil Hampshire County CouncilCross Keys Homes Family Nurse Partnership Haringey CouncilCrown Pet Foods FDS HBOS HalifaxCTAD Financial Services Authority Head StartCunningham Lindsey Finishing Touch Healthcare CommissionCussons Firebird Events HeinekenCXL First Choice Helena PartnershipD&D Conferences Five TV Hereward HousingDairy Crest Flakt Woods Hertfordshire HighwaysDalkia Forensic Science HexagonDarkstar Events UK Form Communications Hexagon HousingDefence Internal Audit Fresh Tracks HFMADEFRA Freshfields HGA CreativeDelarue FSA Hidden HearingDeloitte FSL Events Highbury College PortsmouthDenes Fudge Kitchen Hilti PowertoolsDental Tutors Fugro Hilton HotelsDept for Communities Fujitsa HitachiDept of Work and Pensions Funding Corporations Holmes PlaceDeutsche Bank Galderma HondaDewitt Galleher HoneywellDFID Gamestation House of FraserDiageo Gavin Samin HoyerDirector Bank Gazprom Marketing and Trading HSA Simply HealthDirectLine GE Energy HSBC EastDisney GE Healthcare HSBC ExeterDobson White Partnership GE Oil Hull UniversityDomestic and General Gems Sensors and Controls Hunter RobertsDot Mobile Genzyme Europe Huntingdon 3GDreams PLC Genzyme USA Hyde Group PLCDrug Action German Printing IBIS HotelsDupont Giant Leap Events ICAEWDustbin Men Ginsters ICCDWP GKN Driveline IDSEccleslastical Insurance GKR Karate Club ImaxElectrocomponents plc Glacier Point Impact FactoryElectronic Arts Glendinning Management ImperialElysium Events Glow Worm Boilers Imperial TobaccoEON Go Ape IndeprodErnest Jackson Gojo Index CorpErnst & Young Goodmans Infinity LearningESC Events Google Inland RevenueEssilor GSK Inmarsat Global Insight International
  11. 11. Interbrand Makro NFU MutualInternet Watch Foundation Manchester Airport Group NHSIntersoft Communication Manhein NHS LondonSolutions Manugistics UK Ltd NHS Neo-NatalIPCC Marks and Spencer NHS Supply chainJansenn Cilag Mars NHS TherapistsJDA International Mars Drinks NHSCJDA Software Masco NLIAHJF Events Masquerade Events NokiaJob Centre Plus MasterFoods Norwich and PeterboroughJoffins Discos May Gurney Nottinghamshire CouncilJohn Lewis Maytas Noughts and Crosses LtdJohn Lewis Direct MBNA NovatelJohn Wiley & Songs McCormick Novo NordiskJohnson and Johnson MCM Productions NutriciaJP Morgan MDA Search Flow O2Jud Stone Medatronic Off Limits Corporate EventsKaboura Events Medcoms OFGEMKDM Events Melanie Kilim OGC SolutionsKeepsafe Self Storage Merck OMDMG CyprusKelloggs Merck, Sharpe and Dohme Omega World TravelKerry Foods Merton Onyx eventsKey Retirement Solutions Michelin OPASKFC Micro Focus Open UniversityKimberly Clark Europe Microlease Opinion Leader ResearchKingston Communications Microsoft OracleKleinwort Capital Millennium Gloucester Hotel OrangeKoch Supply and Trading Millward Brown Orbit HousingKorg Mind Adrenaline OscarKP Events Ministry Of Defence OutohumpaKPMG Mitsubishi Outward BoundKraft Foods MMR OvalKrono Molecular Products Ltd Overland StorageL’Oreal Molprod Oxford Brookes UniversityLCL Sweden Moorhouse Consulting P&GLDA MotivAction Group P&OLeapfrog Mount Anvil PLC Parkside RecruitmentLearning Skills Council MSD PenguinsLemarach Muller Pentagon InvestmentLenzing Munro + Forster People FirstLexisNexis npower Pepe – CoLings National Car Rental PfizerLive Group National Grid PGSLloyds Banking Group National Open College Network PHHLloyds Pharmacy Nature’s Way Food PhillipsLloyds Pharmacy marketing Novartis Plain Jane EventsLloyds TSB Insurance NCMA PlanetLonsdale Travel Nectar Planet PursuitsLSC Neopost Point to PointM&MR Events Network Rail Pow wowMacdonalds Hotels News International PowergenMainline Digital
  12. 12. Powerwaves Smurfit UK Trent NHSPre-School learning alliance SN2R Tribal GroupPremier Farnell Sodhexo TT InternationalPret a manger Somerset Consulting TUFPriceWaterhouseCoopers Sony TUI TravelPriory Hospital South Warwick Council TychoProgressive Resources SOVA Tyne and Wear Enterprise TrustProtocol Specsavers Udell GroupPTC Poland Spider Events UKCRCPaula Brennan Staar Productions UnileverQube Events Standard & Poors Union BankQuintiles Standard Chartered University of SouthamptonRAA Education Starr Events VBLRamsay Health Studley High School Velux WindowsRBS Insurance Suffolk County Council ViatelReckitt Benckiser Sumitomo Virgin AtlanticReed Personnel Surestar Virgin MediaReuters Surrey County Council VodafoneRM PLC Syngenta WaitroseRoche Syon Park Hotel WalkersROH Systems Union WarbutonsROK T-Mobile We know howRolls Royce T-Systems Wedi SystemsRoyal Alexandra Albert School Tattersalls Park Paddocks WeightwatchersRoyal Holloway University of Team Tactics Weir GroupLondon Teamworks Wellington HospitalRoyal Opera House Tee Dobinson Wentworth ClubRWE Telstra William HillSanofi Aventis Tesco Willmot DixonSara Lee Tesco Bank WincantonSAS Software Tesco Compare Winchester City CouncilSBHR Associates Thales Woolwich PolytechnicSchneider Electrics The Coaching Space WRGSchlumberger The Pace Partnership WS Atkins ConstructionSelex UK The Royal Bank of Scotland Wymondham Medical PracticeSense The Times Yorkshire Primary Care TrustSerono Inc The Write Angle PR and MarketingSG Hambros Theme TradersShell Thames Valley UniversityShell Chemicals Thomas EggarShell International TNSShrigley Hall Tower HamletsShropshire Farmers TPM ChildwiseSiemens UK TranscoSignpost Housing Transform EventsSilver Events Transport for LondonSilverspoon Sugar TravelexSkanska Trebor Trent and Dove