Yesterday saw the long-awaited release of the latest Fast and Furious movie, The Fate of the Furious.

But what makes the eighth movie in the franchise special for Kiwis is the touch of Māori culture.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson spent part of his childhood living in New Zealand, and his mother is of Samoan heritage.

In The Fate of The Furious, The Rock brought part of his culture into the film with a haka.

The scene shows a soccer team of girls performing the haka, led by The Rock, before their soccer match.

The haka was blessed by Māori elders in New Zealand prior to filming.

Watch the behind the scenes below: