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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 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 Training Session.AVI

Ki-O-Rahi Training Session with Harko Brown 15 Mei 2010
Matakitaki Mai...

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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!

ki o Rahi 101

Ki o Rahi nonoke rules. Visit to learn more.

Leela Hauraki - Dallas Williams (Ki-o-rahi)

As part of the Sport Volunteer Awards 2012 Leela Hauraki from Sport Northland thanks the Dallas Williams from Waima School for all she has done as a sport volunteer.

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

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Ki-O-Rahi Instructional Video - Part 1


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mean step to beat 3
let us know if you know the names of anyone in the vid

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 Kaurihohore

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

Northland Secondary Schools Ki-o-Rahi Tournament

Ruawai College vs Northland College

Northland Secondary Schools Ki-o-Rahi Tournament

Bay of Islands College vs Northland College

Northland Secondary Schools Ki-o-Rahi Tournament

Taipa Area School vs Northland College

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Rahi Legend

ki o rahi legend

2018 Yr 7&8 Lower North Ki-o-Rahi Event

Promoting Fun and Whanaungatanga through Sport



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