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Haka performed in BBC studio

The New Zealand government has agreed to acknowledge Maori ownership of the haka war dance used by the national rugby team, the All Blacks.

The move follows concerns the Ka Mate haka was being commercially exploited.

The Maori Performing Arts Company demonstrated the dance for the benefit of BBC News viewers.

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