A man renowned for his size and hairdo, Karl Haitana's time at the Turbos has been plagued by injury. He didn't appear for the Turbos in 2008 due to injury and upon his return in 2010, he could only 6 games until a hamstring injury finished his career in the Manawatu. Haitana made the move to Europe in 2013 playing for Irish club, Blackrock College RFC, until moving to play in England for 2014.
- Position: Tighthead Prop
- Number of Manawatu Games: 6
- High School Club: Palmerston North Boys High School
- Manawatu Club: Feilding Old Boys Oroua
- Nationality: New Zealand
- Date of Birth: 29 March 1984