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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 Instructional Video - Part 1


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 | 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 2

ki o Rahi 101

Ki o Rahi nonoke rules. Visit to learn more.

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

Ki o Rahi at Kohukohu school

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Ki-o-Rahi at Mangakahia Area School Part 2

Ki o Rahi - Push Play TV.mpg


Ki o Rahi at Hora Hora Primary

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

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 at Mangawhai Beach School

ki o rahi at rongotai

Rongotai play ki o rahi

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.

Ki-o-Rahi at Cresta: Raurimu Ave vs Onerahirahi Primary

Celebrating fun and whanaungatanga

Ki o Rahi at Kamo High

ki o rahi rongotai 2

ki o rahi at rongotai college

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

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