|Birth name||Kurtis Taniela Haiu|
|Date of birth||14 July 1984|
|Place of birth||Whangarei, New Zealand|
|Date of death||13 April 2016(aged 31)|
|Place of death||Manurewa, New Zealand|
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||108 kg (238 lb)|
|School||Sacred Heart College|
|Rugby union career|
Haiu made his debut for Auckland in 2005 against the touring British and Irish Lions, a game Auckland lost 13–17. He has continued to represent Auckland, and was given captaincy duties on occasion.
2006 saw Haiu make his Super 14 debut off the bench for the Blues in their season opening 19–37 loss to the Hurricanes at Eden Park. His first start for the Blues came in the Round 7 loss to the New South Wales Waratahs where he was given the task of marking Wycliff Palu. That same season Haiu scored his first try in Super Rugby when he dotted down against the Cats at Ellis Park. He made 53 appearances until his retirement from the game in 2011.
2011 saw Haiu take an indefinite leave from rugby after the discovery of a lesion on a rib. Located in his T8 rib, the lesion was found by CT imaging taken in mid April. Haiu had noticed rib pain for several months but attributed this to the contact involved in rugby. However the pain became more frequent needing the initiation of further tests, including bone tests, with the diagnosis being a rare form of bone cancer called Ewing's Sarcoma.
- "Kurtis Haiu – Auckland Team Player". Auckland Rugby. Archived from the original on 23 May 2010. Retrieved 24 December 2009.
- Long, David (27 April 2011). "Bone tumour takes Kurtis Haiu out of rugby". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
- "Former Blues player Kurtis Haiu dies". New Zealand Herald. 13 April 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2016.