NZ anti-oil haka being watched around the world
Video of an anti-oil haka, performed as part of protests against the New Zealand Petroleum Conference in New Plymouth from March 21-23, is spreading fast on the internet.
Footage showing a man performing a spirited haka while his head and torso are covered in some dark, gooey substance has gained a whole new popularity since being published by AJ+ - an online news channel run by Al Jazeera.
The haka can also be seen towards the end of a four-minute video on Greenpeace New Zealand's Facebook page.
During the conference, delegates had to be smuggled into the venue through back doors and side entrance after a well-organised protest prevented them getting in through the front door.
Protesters also hurled themselves at barricades and police forcibly removed many of those who blocked entrance ways.