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Teenage sons heart felt solo to his late father

By Taroi Black

A haka stalwart has been remembered onstage at the biggest Polynesian festival in the world. Damon Heke passed away last year after a long battle with cancer, and his son Rehia Henare-Heke continued his legacy on the Maori stage with a performance that moved the crowds.