A Kiwi dad has gone viral with his surprise haka proposal to his long-time partner on the Queenstown lakefront.
Tama Hata, from Hamilton, posted video of his emotional proposal to Te Waimaarino Patena during a surprise trip south with their daughter, Te Aroha.
"Both my girls had no idea of where we were going and what we were doing," he explained in the Facebook post.
Mr Hata wrote on Facebook that he planned to reveal the gender of their second child to Ms Patena, which he'd found out at a scan a few weeks earlier.
In the video Ms Patena can be seen opening a box that Mr Hata had filled with blue items, symbolising a baby boy would be joining their family.
She was thrilled with the result, but wasn't prepared for what her partner had planned next.
After a round of hugs, Mr Hata stood up and walked over to the edge of the water near where they were sitting and performed the haka.
"To conclude... she said YES!" he explained on Facebook, "actually she just cried and took the ring."
Mr Hata said he had been so nervous he put the ring on the wrong finger.
"I pau te hau, overwhelmed with a crowd," he said.