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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.

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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 Instructional Video - Part 1

Ki O Rahi

Ki O Rahi school tournament, Invercargill, June 2013

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Ki O Rahi


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

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