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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 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

Ruakaka School Ki o Rahi Presentation

Ki-o-Rahi = Fun with Whanau

Ki o Rahi - Push Play TV.mpg

2014 ASB NSS Ki o Rahi Event

10 Northland Secondary Schools showcase their talent at the 201ASB Northland Secondary Schools Ki-o-Rahi Event held at Lindvart Park, Kaikohe

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ki o rahi at rongotai college

Ki O Rahi

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Ki-o-Rahi - Waitangi Bowls 2013

Ngapuhi vs Ngati Hine
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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

Rahi Legend

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Ki-O-Rahi Instructional Video - Part 2


Ki-o-Rahi in Schools - Introducing Parua Bay School

Ki-o-Rahi: It's all about Fun and Whanau

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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

Yr 7 & 8 Mid North Ki-o-Rahi Event

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


Ki O Rahi

Ki O Rahi school tournament, Invercargill, June 2013



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