Kiwis spark schoolies brawl during haka on Gold Coast

A New Zealander performing in the haka took offence to the man's dancing (Facebook / Gold Coast Bulletin)
A New Zealander performing in the haka took offence to the man's dancing (Facebook / Gold Coast Bulletin)

A group of Kiwi teens have reacted angrily to the haka being mocked while attending schoolies in Surfers Paradise on Sunday night.

A fight broke out after an Australian man started dancing provocatively in front of a group of about a dozen boys who were performing the haka for onlookers.

One of the New Zealanders took offence to the dancing and lashed out with a kick from behind, which then escalated into a full-fledged punch-up.

Footage from the night shows a manic fist-fight breaking out between two people, which soon grows to encompass about 10 schoolies at the beach end of Cavill Mall.

Police quickly step in and arrest one of the key perpetrators, a shirtless man who required three officers to subdue him.

Eleven people were taken into custody during schoolies on Sunday night on 17 offences. Eight of those were for possession of drugs, police told the Gold Coast Bulletin.

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