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World Stirring moment Kiwi firefighters perform an emotional haka to farewell Australia after fighting devastating bushfires ravaging the country

23:20  06 december  2019
23:20  06 december  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Kiwi firefighters have performed a haka to residents of northern New South Wales, in an emotional tribute to the Australian community affected by the devastating bushfires.

a group of people posing for a photo: The Kiwi crew performed the haka for the Ballina community after spending three weeks in the town supporting Australian fire crews© Provided by Daily Mail The Kiwi crew performed the haka for the Ballina community after spending three weeks in the town supporting Australian fire crews

The crew performed the ceremonial dance while dressed in their full fire-fighter uniforms after helping fight fires alongside Australian crews for the past three weeks.

The moment was captured by Richmond Valley Council Mayor Robert Mustow who was invited to attend the performance outside the Ballina motel.

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The New Zealand fire crew perform a traditional haka after spending three weeks fighting fires in NSW. Last month, 17 emergency warnings were issued for separate fires on the one day, marking one of the toughest points in the unfolding bushfire crisis.

The crew of 26 joined Australian crews in the middle of November to offer support with the fires in northern NSW and Queensland, according to 9 news.

Richmond Valley Council Mayor Robert Mustow said he was honoured to see the performance and thanked the crews for their support.

‘It was wonderful to meet them during their visit & I sincerely thank them for the effort & contribution to keeping our community safe in our time of need,’ he wrote on Facebook.

a car stopped at a red light at night: More than 108 fires are still burning across NSW as crews face the challenge of strong winds and high temperatures© Provided by Daily Mail More than 108 fires are still burning across NSW as crews face the challenge of strong winds and high temperatures

In a separate post the mayor spoke about gifting one of the fire-fighters with a ‘Richmond Valley Australia Made’ T-shirt.

Four people have died and more than 680 homes have been destroyed since the fires started burning across the country.

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Kiwi firefighters have performed a powerful haka in the fire -affected NSW town of Ballina before returning The team of firefighters performed the traditional dance dressed in their uniforms on Wednesday as part of a formal farewell after battling fires and protecting Aussie homes for the last

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As of this afternoon, more than 108 fires are still burning around the state- including fires at Currowan on the NSW South Coast, Green Wattle Creek in the Blue Mountains and Gospers Mountain north of Sydney.

While the New Zealand crew have left the country, more than 2,800 fire-fighters are still working day and night to combat the challenging conditions, as reported by ABC news.

21 firefighters from the United States will be the latest to join the international effort later today.

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NSW bushfires could cripple forests' ability to reabsorb carbon dioxide, climate scientists say .
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