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Ki-O-Rahi Brief Overview

This is a brief overview of how to play the widely renouned ancient Maori sport of Ki-o-Rahi. For a more in-depth view of Ki-O-Rahi, Sport Waitakare holds a 25 minute in-depth DVD that you can source from us.

Please comment for more details about where to find the DVD or visit our website listed below.

Mauri Ora!

Ki-O-Rahi | Traditional Maori Game on Trans World Sport

Ki-O-Rahi contains elements similar to those found in Rugby Union, Australian Rules, Touch Rugby and Handball. Two teams of seven compete on a circular field which is divided into zones. Points are scored by touching the pou, or boundary markers, and by hitting a central target known as the tupu. Ki-O-Rahi has been passed down the generations and is bound up in Maori legend, or purakau.

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Ki O Rahi Nonoke - Nats

A short clip from the Ki O Rahi Nonoke (Full contact) Nationals grand final between Whanganui and Te Arawa.

ki o Rahi 101

Ki o Rahi nonoke rules. Visit to learn more.

Ki-O-Rahi Instructional Video - Part 1

Ki o Rahi at Hora Hora Primary

Ki o Rahi at Hora Hora Primary - what the kids love about it

ki o rahi: harko brown defends the tupu in ki o rahi .MPG

Harko Brown defends the tupu for NZ mens team during a game of ki o Rahi vs nz secondary schools boys team in Turangi Ki o rahi

Through Fergusson Intermediate has partnered with Kokiri Marae to introduce Ki-o-Rahi as an extra-curricular (voluntary) activity during lunchtime, or before or after school.

Ki O Rahi

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Ki o Rahi - Push Play TV.mpg


2018 Yr 5 & 6 Lower North Ki-o-Rahi


Ki o Rahi at Kaurihohore

Ki O Rahi

Ki o Rahi | Traditional Maori Games for Schools

What is Ki o Rahi? Glenbervie and Kaurihohore School demonstrate the exciting Māori game as they battle it out in Northland. Ki o Rahi is an exciting, fast paced sport for children of all ages.

Contact the He Oranga Poutama team at Sport Northland if you would like to get your school involved!

2015 Lower North Yr 5 8 Ki o Rahi

Ki-o-Rahi - It's all about having fun as whanau

Positive Play and Positive Wairua

For more information about Ki-o-Rahi email Leela Hauraki
at (Sport Northland, Kaiwhakahaere)

ki o rahi on hoiho.wmv

Ki-o-Rahi, we've seen it on TV, played it on foot and now is the time to showcase it on hoiho (horses). Held at the HEHA Rugby World Cup Ki-o-Rahi Event on Tuesday 4 October 2011 at Rawene School.

Rahi Legend

ki o rahi legend

Ki-O-Rahi (Māori Rugby)

Ki-O-Rahi is a traditional Māori ball game - an ancient game that was a forerunner to Rugby as we now know it. Ki-O-Rahi will be featured at several REAL New Zealand Festival events - Learn more about the history of this sport in this short video.

Ki o Rahi Taipa welcomes Small Blacks tv.

Taipa Area School welcomed channel two Small Blacks tv, at the begining of March 2010

Northland Secondary Schools Ki o Rahi Competition 2017

Check out the Northland Secondary Schools Ki-o-Rahi competition
held Friday 01 September 2017 at Lindvart Park, Kaikohe.

song - Wairua by Maimoa Music



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