Traditional Māori ball game kī o rahi, similar to rugby, growing in Auckland

New Zealand Herald: A traditional Māori ball game similar to rugby is on a resurgence, promoting te reo and tikanga along the way. Kī o rahi is a traditional Māori sport played on a circular field, involving two teams both attacking and defending in different ways to outscore their opponents. More than 50,000 people – mostly schoolchildren – play it across the country, there is a dedicated playing field at Waitangi, and teams are even springing up in Europe. In Auckland a new body, Kī o Rahi Tāmaki Makaurau, has…

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Nga Tapuwae reign supreme at Ki o Rahi nationals

The Gisborne Herald: Hundreds attended finals day of the New Zealand Secondary School Ki o rahi Championships at the Rectory field in Gisborne last week. Local schools put up a strong effort but it was not enough to win the title on Tairawhiti home soil. Auckland school Te Kura Maori o Nga Tapuwae came out on top against Waikato kura kaupapa Maori Te Wharekura o Rakaumangamanga in the final. It was a back-to-back triumph for defending champions Nga Tapuwae. Event organiser Whetu Rangihaeata said the champs were a success, showcasing…

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Ki O Rahi Information

2024 Ki O Rahi Senior Championships Entry Information 2024 Ki O Rahi Tamaki Makaurau Secondary School Rules     Contact College Sport Auckland

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