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Results - Te Nehenehenui Secondary School Ki o Rahi Regionals 2018

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Te Nehenehenui Secondary School Regionals 2018

Te Nehenehenui Ki o Rahi Championships was organised and implemented for the first time this year to provide a competition for Te Nehenehenui/King Country Secondary School teams to compete and qualify for the NZSS Ki o Rahi Nationals for 2019.

Te Kuiti High School lobbied for change, putting the idea to Sport Waikato's Secondary School advisor, Waikato/Tainui Ki O Rahi  and the National Ki O Rahi body.

TKHS consulted with iwi regarding the name for the comp and offered to host the inaugural competition, providing fields, administration, referees and resources.

 Initially 8 teams entered the competition, held on Friday 28th September 2018 at TKHS.

Five team played on the day, a round-robin competition. Congratulations to the winning school Te Kuiti High School and second place school Piopio College for qualifying for the NZSS Champs next year.

As Ki O Rahi is a growing sport right across New Zealand and this is the first step in ensuring rural areas and smaller rural schools  are represented at Nationals.

The National tournament will grow in numbers and importance (on the secondary school calendar) and provide an iwi based sport that appeals to all ages, both Maori and non-Maori, as well as other ethnicities.

-SPORTWAIKATO

Results - Wellington Secondary Ki o Rahi Regionals 2018

 Jump Shot Wellington Senior Ki o Regionals 2018

Jump Shot Wellington Senior Ki o Regionals 2018

Tuesday 25th September saw Wellington Secondary School Ki o Rahi regionals held at Titahi Bay, Porirua. 

Awhi Edwards event co-ordinator and Mana College Mixed Coach says “It was a good day, with some great developments and growth coming from our taonga". 

Ki o Rahi was played across 3 separate grades - Boys, Girls and Mixed. 

Crowned Girls Champions for 2018 are Tawa College with Boys Champions being Aotea College, the Mixed Champions are Mana College with runner up going to Tawa College.  Both Mana and Tawa qualify for the 2019 Ki o Rahi National Champs to be held in Hastings in April. 

For more photos and  results you can head along to CollegeSport

Results - Auckland Secondary Ki o Rahi Regionals 2018

 Te Kura Maori o Nga Tapuwae - 2018 Auckland Senior Champions

Te Kura Maori o Nga Tapuwae - 2018 Auckland Senior Champions

On Monday 24th September the Auckland Senior Ki o Rahi Regionals was held. 

From 16 original entries, 12 teams ended up making it out to Bruce Pulman Park, Papakura. Those 12 teams were split into 4 pools of 3, each team played 2 games in pool play before settling on the top 8. 

There was a good mix of new and experienced teams, teamwork was on display and games were played with respect and integrity.

Teams played quarter finals, semi finals and a final to determine the following placings:

1st - Te Kura Maori o Nga Tapuwae

2nd - Hoani Waititi

3rd - Nga Puna o Waiorea (Western Springs)

4th - Westlake Boys/Girls

5th - Westlake Boys/Girls

6th - Botany Downs

7th - TKKM o Mangere

8th - Pukekohe High

9th - Botany Downs

10th - Tuakau College

11th - Hoani Waititi 2

12th - Westlake Boys/Auckland Girls

For actual results please head to the CollegeSport website here.

2 - 4 teams will likely qualify, however organisers will inform teams of this at a later date. 

Congratulations to everyone, hope to see you all at the Junior Tournament in Term 4. 

Update - Wellington Secondary School Regionals 2018

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Taita College

22 teams have entered into the Wellington Secondary School Ki o Rahi Regionals for 2018.

These 22 teams are spread across 3 grades, a boys, girls and mixed grade. 

The mixed grade will act as the qualifier for the 2019 Secondary School Ki o Rahi Nationals to be held in the Hawkes Bay in April. 

There are 3 new teams entered this year which is always awesome.

If you’re free on Tuesday 25th September then head down to Onepoto Park in Titahi Bay, Porirua. 

Regional Secondary School Tournaments in September

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There are three Regional Secondary School Ki o Rahi Tournaments coming up toward the end of September.  Has your school registered? 

The 3 Regional Tournaments are the Auckland, Wellington and King Country Tournaments, these are all qualifiers for the New Zealand National Ki o Rahi Tournament to be held at the Hawkes Bay Regional Sports Park in Hastings in April 2019. 

Auckland Secondary Schools Regional Tournament

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The Auckland Regional Tournament is first up on Monday 24th September to be held at Bruce Pulman Park in Papakura.  Entries close on the 13th September so head along now to CollegeSport to find out all you need to know. 

Wellington Secondary Schools Regional Tournament

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The very next day, Tuesday 25th September in the Nation's Capital will see Wellington Secondary Schools come together at Mana College to battle it out for the right to call themselves the Wellington Champs.  Entries close shortly so make sure your team is in.  Head to the CollegeSport website for more info.

Te Nehenehenui (King Country) Secondary School Regionals

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The final regionals for the term to be held on the very last day of term are the Te Nehenehenui or King Country Secondary School Ki o Rahi Regionals.  I believe this is the first time these will be held and act as a qualifier for the region.  The tournament will be held on Friday 28th September at Te Kuiti High School, so head along to SportWaikato to get more information around how you can enter. 

Lastly whanau if there are other tournaments happening out there around the country that you would like us to promote please contact us through our website or facebook page.  We are too keen to do so!   Nga mihi!