This Maori Womens Kapa Haka Costume is a great way of dressing up for a Kapa Haka event or so you can show off a New Zealand Costume. The costume accurately replicates that worn by kapa haka groups to sing, dance, and do the pois, without the expense of the intricately woven bodices and flax piupius.

Ideal for Kapa Haka groups, Nation Days, and to celebrate Waitangi Day, and for adult dress-ups.

The Maori Womens Kapa Haka Costume is an adjustable garment.  It consists of a printed bodice and attached black skirt, piupiu over top of the skirt, and headband.  The bodice/skirt is fastened at the back with strips of velcro.  This allows you to adjust the garment to fit perfectly.  The piupiu has fastens with velcro.

The total effect is stunning.

The sizes are coded 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16.  For each size we've given you the corresponding dress size for various regions, as well as the actual garment measurements.  Your bust size should be approximately 2cm less than the garment measurement.  We strongly advise that you measure your bust size before ordering.

"Additional Ease" refers to the overlap at the back, where one side of the back garment velcros over the other side.  This Additional Ease allows you to increase the size of the garment by the amount of Additional Ease, but still allowing a short strip of velcro closure.  For example, the A10 size garment is made for a bust size of just under 90cm, but with the Additional Ease, that can increase by up to 7.5cm.   Conversely, the garment may be wrapped further around the back velcro pieces to decrease the size.

8  10 12 14  16
 NZ/UK/AU Size 6 - 8  8 - 10  12 - 14  16  18
 USA  0 - 6  4-6  8 - 10 12  14
 Bust (cm)  80  90 100  102  104
Bust (inches)  31.5"  35" 39"  40"  41"
Waist (cm)  74cm  82cm  90cm  92cm  94cm
Waist (inches)  29"  32"  35"  36"  37"
 Additional Ease          
 Additional Ease (in)  3"   3"   3"  3"  3"
 Additional Ease (cm)  7.5cm 7.5cm 7.5cm  7.5cm  7.5cm
 Piupiu Length (inches)  20" 22.5"  23.5"  25"  27"

Piupiu Length (cm)

 50cm 57cm  59cm  63cm  68cm









The costume design was derived from the costume worn by the Otatara Cultural Club of Taradale, New Zealand. The design depicts New Zealand national bird, the Kiwi, which is surrounded by the Niho-Taniwha pattern ( dragons teeth) and the Three Baskets of Knowledge. This design was the work of three people, namely Ellen Coulter, Ngaupoko Batt, and Baden Batt. Only Baden is still alive, and he gives his unreserved consent to the costume and the Maori motifs used on them.

Note to schools: As these costumes are always in high demand, we cannot afford to have any out on approval. If you would like a sample, please order and pay for the costume(s) you require. Should you decide they are not what you require, we are very happy to receive the costume back (in original condition) for a full refund of the purchase price (excluding shipping). 

Above is  our customer Agnetha wearing her Womens Kapa Haka Costume.  She plans to wear it to the South African leg of the HSBC Sevens Series being held in Port Elizabeth in 2012.  We'll be looking out for you on TV Agnetha! (She's also wearing our Maori design Jandals).



Approximate Shipping Times (working days)
USACanadaUKAustraliaEuropeRest of World
Airmail10 - 14147 to 147 to 157 to 1414 plus
Economy Courier5-75-75-74-57 to 1014 plus
Express Courier3-53-53-52-44-54 plus


PLEASE NOTE: These are indicative shipping times and we accept no responsibility for the actions of mail carriers.  Also, these shipping times extend out from late November to early January, something beyond our control and due to high mail volumes at Christmastime.

Economy Courier is available to: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Samoa, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, UK, Uruguay, USA, Vanuatu and Vietnam.

PO Box delivery is available in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cook Islands, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Netherlands, Samoa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Singapore, Uruguay, USA and Vanuatu.

New Zealand Courier shipping times:
Allow one day to process your order, then:
North Island - 1 day
South Island - 2 days
Rural - add 1-2 days

If an item is out of stock, allow 3-4 working days for re-stocking.

Again, these courier shipping times are indicative only, since they are beyond our control.

We ship to all countries in the world. If an order is urgent you are encouraged to email us before you order, advising the date it is needed by. We will contact you back to tell you whether or not we expect to be able to get it there by that date. We will give you our honest opinion but will not take responsibility for orders not arriving by required dates.



International Air Post
Orders to destinations outside New Zealand are shipped by priority International Air Post, which we find very reliable. The average delivery time is 7-14 working days, depending on destination, but there are exceptions. South America has a long shipping time, approximately 4-6 weeks by airmail, and Italy and Spain can take a month.  Please remember, once your parcel leaves our hands, we are not responsible for shipping times, which are beyond our control.

NB: Postal shipping times extend out at Christmastime so we recommend ordering Christmas gifts by the end of November, or choosing a Courier option if ordering during December.  Because shipping times are beyond our control, we take no responsibility for shipping times to any country.


FREE AIRMAIL SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $195 (NZ$195, AU$195, US$195, GBP115, and 145Euros) that do not include food or drink :  Shipping is airmail (not insured) and is one shipping per order i.e. we cannot ship one order to multiple countries.  If your parcel includes food or drink, including tea, coffee, herbs, etc, it cannot be shipped free of charge, and you must select another freight option.

Tracked Airmail
This service from NZ Post, for airmail parcels to the UK, USA and Australia, is for weights up to 2kg.  Your parcel is scanned when it leaves New Zealand, when it arrives overseas, and when it is delivered.


International Express Courier
If you want the security of Track and Trace and a speedy delivery, the International Express Courier option is for you.  Targeted delivery time is 3-5 working days for most locations.  Delivery not available to Post Office boxes, and a card will be left to pick up from DHL if you are not home when they call.  The international carrier is DHL (or TNT in the case of taiaha).


International Economy Courier
Targeted delivery time is 2-6 working days, it's a door-to-door service, and is available to the following locations:  Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, USA, Ireland, and UK.   Delivery CAN be to a post office box, and a parcel can be left at the doorstep.  The international carriers are DHL or TNT.


Insurance is provided FREE on parcels up to the value of US$100. Above that level, insurance is only available when using the Economy Courier or Express Courier shipping options.


You may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are levied to the purchaser or recipient once the package reaches the destination. From experience, this is particularly so in Canada, the UK and Europe. We have no control over these charges and cannot predict which customers or shipments will be subject to the charges. We therefore accept no responsibility for any duties or taxes charged and we will not alter our documentation in order to defraud these agencies.


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If you wish to organise a return, please contact us here, detailing your order number, item to be returned, and reason why. If you believe the item to be faulty, we reserve the right to check the item ourselves before issuing a full refund, so in most cases you must return it, and we ask that you return it by the cheapest airmail option.  If we also find it to be faulty, we will also refund you the return shipping.

Please note that if you have purchased a large quantity of an item or items and then want to return them, we will not pay any GST or import charges for their return.

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