Ki - O - Rahi tournament, 2023

We had three teams travel to Redwoodtown School to compete against other schools in Ki-O-Rahi.  

Ki-O-Rahi is a game based on a legend.  The rules of the game: A  team game played between 2 teams, kioma and taniwha on a large circular field. Played for 2 halves of a set time, teams alternate roles of Kīoma and Taniwha at half or quarter time.

Kīoma score by touching Pou/s with the Kī (for potential points) then running the Kī through Te Roto and placing it down in Pawero to convert pou touches into points. Kīoma stop the other team, Taniwha.

Taniwha score by hitting the Tupu with the Kī. Kīoma will have Kaitiaki (guardians) around the Tupu to stop Taniwha from hitting the Tupu. Depending on which variation is being played, Taniwha must stop Kīoma from scoring by either touching, 2 handed touch, ripping the tag or tackling them in the appropriate area.

Our Y5/6 team won all games and their final bringing home the trophy.  Y7/8 didn't make the finals but played well as a team and demonstrated some talented play.

Photos below of Y5/6 and one of the Y7/8 teams.

Thanks to Mr Rowton and parents for supporting the event.


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