Epic drone video captures 7000 of Wairarapa's finest attempting world's biggest haka

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More than 7000 people in Wairarapa believe they've smashed the world record for the biggest haka today.

It was a sea of red at this Masterton park, where more than 7000 people attempted the world's biggest haka.
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Community groups and children from schools all over the region filed onto Trust House Memorial Park in Masterton to attempt the record.

Organised by Masterton Intermediate and Wairarapa REAP, the haka needed to be performed for five minutes to break the record.

The sporting legend visited Henry Hill School, who had already been inspired by American wrestler John Cena.
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With no official from the Guinness World Records on site, paperwork and footage needs to be sent off before it can be made official.

The current record stands at just over 4000 and is held by the French.

Masterton Intermediate School has been leading the charge, providing workshops and an online tutorial to learn the local haka Ko Wairarapa.

It has been almost a year in the making, with an earlier attempt in September called off due to severe weather.

However, it will not be known today if the record is broken.

With no official from Guinness World Records on hand, footage and paperwork needs to be sent away to review the attempt.

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