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What schools are heading to Secondary School's Ki o Rahi Nationals in April 2019?

Over the past few weeks we’ve been trying to find out more information about the Ki o Rahi tournaments happening around Aotearoa in 2019.

You can find the full list of events here. If you’re reading this and you have a tournament in your rohe please contact us, we’d be happy to advertise for you.

We’ve also been trying to find out which teams may be heading to Nationals and here is what we’ve found out so far:

Most regions held their National Qualifiers in 2018, however there are still a few regional tournaments happening in the lead up to Nationals

It makes things a little tricky but we’ve managed to pull together a pretty good list.

Below are schools that placed at the top of their regionals, we’ve guessed how many each region might send along based on how many they’ve sent in the past. (Different regions are able to send different numbers of teams, and this is based on the number of teams they have attending their regionals)

Representing Te Tai Tokerau (Northland)

Te Kura Kaupapa Maaori o Kaikohe - 2018 Ki o Rahi Secondary School Nationals

Te Kura Kaupapa Maaori o Kaikohe - 2018 Ki o Rahi Secondary School Nationals

Okaihau College and Te Kura Kaupapa Maaori o Kaikohe

Te Kura Kaupapa Maaori o Kaikohe have been attending Secondary School Nationals for a long time now, so you can count on them being there. Okaihau College beat Kaikohe at the Northland Secondary School Regionals in 2018 so it would be a good time for them to attend Nationals - this will be their first time at Nationals, we encourage them to get along, you’ll learn so much and it will make you want to keep coming back.

Representing Taamaki Makaurau (Auckland)

Te Kura Maaori o Ngaa Tapuwae - 2018 Ki o Rahi Secondary School Nationals

Te Kura Maaori o Ngaa Tapuwae - 2018 Ki o Rahi Secondary School Nationals

Te Kura Maaori o Nga Tapuwae, Te Wharekura o Hoani Waititi, Nga Puna o Waiorea (Western Springs College) and possibly Westlake Boys & Girls

Taamaki Makaurau have sent 3 - 4 teams in the past and of these four you have three that have been there before - you can expect to see Nga Tapuwae, Hoani and Waiorea in Te Matau a Maui.

Representing Waikato

Te Wharekura o Rakaumangamanga - 2018 Secondary School Ki o Rahi Nationals

Te Wharekura o Rakaumangamanga - 2018 Secondary School Ki o Rahi Nationals

Te Wharekura o Rakaumangamanga, Hamilton Boys and Girls, Tokoroa High School, Tai Wananga

Some really gun teams amongst this lot, Rakaumanga and Tai Wananga will definitely be there, Hamilton and Tokoroa have qualified in previous years and haven’t made the trip to Nationals so they are a maybe. They would make the tournament really tough for other teams if they do attend so here’s hoping they get some fundraisers going, be awesome to have them both back at Nationals!

Representing Tairawhiti (East Coast)

Te Waiu & UAWA - 2018 Secondary School Ki o Rahi Nationals

Te Waiu & UAWA - 2018 Secondary School Ki o Rahi Nationals

The Coast’s regionals are to be held Wednesday 6th March 2019, this will determine who heads to Nationals - if the past is anything to go by we can guess that UAWA (Tolaga Bay Area School), Kawakawa mai Tawhiti and Te Waiu o Ngaati Porou will be there as they’ve been the main representatives from this area in recent times.

Representing Tuuranga (Gisborne)

Lytton High & Horouta Wananga - 2018 Secondary School Ki o Rahi Nationals

Lytton High & Horouta Wananga - 2018 Secondary School Ki o Rahi Nationals

Just like their whanau on the coast, Tuuranga have their regionals in March 2019, you will likely see Horouta Wananga, Ritana Toa (Lytton High), Tuuranga Wahine Tuuranga Taane and Nga Uri a Maui representing Gisborne, but that’s just a guess. Another tough area this one with Horouta, Ritana and TWTT all being top teams at last years Nationals.

Representing Te Nehenehenui

Te Kuiti High School - 2018 Secondary School Ki o Rahi Nationals

Te Kuiti High School - 2018 Secondary School Ki o Rahi Nationals

Te Kuiti High and Piopio College. Te Kuiti finished 1st at the inaugural Te Nehenehenui regionals so they’ll be at Nats for sure - they seem to love their Ki o Rahi at Te Kuiti and have already been to a few National Tournaments. Piopio College get their first chance, kia kaha Piopio be nice to see you guys there!

Representing Rotorua

Rotorua Boys and Girls - 2018 Ki o Rahi Secondary School Nationals

Rotorua Boys and Girls - 2018 Ki o Rahi Secondary School Nationals

Over the last few years we’ve only had Rotorua Boys and Girls in attendance, these guys and girls will more than likely be in Hastings, they’ve been a team on the rise so I’d expect them to be back in action!

Representing Tuwharetoa

The Tuwharetoa regionals are also happening in March, qualifiers could be anyone from Hirangi, Taupo nui a Tia or Tongariro. These are just based on teams who have represented the area in the past, but by no means is it ruling any one else out. Who will rep Tuwharetoa at 2019 Nationals!

Representing Taranaki

Taranaki held their first Ki o Rahi Tournament last year and Patea Area School have already expressed interest in heading along, whether they do or not it is awesome to hear about the development of Ki o Rahi in this part of Aotearoa.

Representing Te Matau a Maaui (Hawkes Bay)

Karamu High School - 2018 Secondary School Ki o Rahi Nationals

Karamu High School - 2018 Secondary School Ki o Rahi Nationals

Haven’t heard from Te Matau a Maaui - must be keeping it TOP SECRET as the Nationals heads to this beautiful part of the country. Being so close to home you can bet there will be a few teams representing Te Matau a Maaui, my picks are Hastings Boys/Hukarere Girls, Karamu High School and Te Ara Hou.

Representing Manawatu/Horowhenua

Palmerston North Boys and Girls - 2018 Secondary School Ki o Rahi Nationals

Palmerston North Boys and Girls - 2018 Secondary School Ki o Rahi Nationals

Palmerston North Boys & Girls, Tai Wananga Tu Toa

Palmy Boys and Girls love Ki o Rahi Nationals - they’ll be there, be nice to see Tai Waananga Tu Toa in action also.

Representing Whanganui

whanganui - 2018 Secondary School Ki o Rahi Nationals

Haven’t heard from our whanaunga from Whanganui but there’s a range of schools that could be represented - Cullinane College and Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Tupoho are pretty regular attendees, Te Kura o Kokohuia also represented in 2018.

Representing Te Whanganui a Tara (Wellington)

Mana College - 2018 Secondary School Ki o Rahi Nationals

Mana College - 2018 Secondary School Ki o Rahi Nationals

Mana College and Tawa College

Mana are hearty Ki o Rahi supporters we’ll see them in Hastings, Tawa may or may not have been there before, be nice to see them rep their region and come get some vital ki o rahi experience.

Representing Nelson/Tasman

Another area that are playing Ki o Rahi and have had a team from Nelson at Nationals before, a big trip for any of our teams from the South Island but be awesome to have a school or two from this part of the country!

Representing Canterbury

Linwood College were a surprise inclusion at the 2018 Secondary School Ki o Rahi Nationals - they got some good wins in and I’d love to see them again in 2019.

Representing Murihiku (Southland)

Aurora College, Menzies College

Coming all the way up from the bottom of Te Waipounamu would be tough but it would mean so much to the event, can’t wait for the day we get a team from Murihiku!

Who’s missing?

These are the main areas we’ve heard are doing Ki o Rahi - we at kiorahi.com would love to hear from anyone else running tournaments around the country - better yet we’d like to see your teams get along to Ki o Rahi Nationals in Hastings this year!

Places like Whakatane, Tauranga and Te Urewera come to mind! Kia kaha koutou!

For more information you can contact us here.

Photos were borrowed from last years tournament page - you can head along here and find more!

Upcoming Sport Northland Ki o Rahi Tournaments 2019

Sport Northland have a heap of Ki o Rahi tournaments for Years 5 - 8 coming up starting in March.

Year 5 & 6 Lower Northland Ki o Rahi Tournament 2019

Year 5 & 6 Lower Northland Ki o Rahi Tournament 2019

Year 7 & 8 Lower Northland Ki o Rahi Tournament 2019

Year 7 & 8 Lower Northland Ki o Rahi Tournament 2019

Year 5 & 6 Mid Northland Ki o Rahi Tournament 2019

Year 5 & 6 Mid Northland Ki o Rahi Tournament 2019

Year 7 & 8 Mid Northland Ki o Rahi Tournament 2019

Year 7 & 8 Mid Northland Ki o Rahi Tournament 2019

For more Ki o Rahi tournament dates and information please check out our calendar.

2019 Ki o Rahi Tournament Dates

2018 Ki o Rahi Secondary Schools Ki o Rahi Nationals - Jump Shot Waiorea v Te Kuiti

2018 Ki o Rahi Secondary Schools Ki o Rahi Nationals - Jump Shot Waiorea v Te Kuiti

Happy 2019!

A New Year means new tournaments and the chance for new teams to be involved and quite possibly new champions.

We’ve been busy compiling a list of dates for tournaments happening around Aotearoa in 2019, if you are aware of any others then please feel free to get in touch with us here.

2019 Ki o Rahi Primary and Secondary School Tournaments

12th March 2019

Tuwharetoa Secondary School Regionals

Turangi

27th March 2019

Waikato Senior Secondary School Regionals

Waikato

14th – 17th April 2019

New Zealand Secondary School Ki o Rahi Nationals

Hastings, Hawkes Bay

30th July 2019

Southland Sports Secondary School Ki o Rahi Tournament

Southland

17th & 18th September 2019

Super Sixes Primary School Tournament

Hastings, Hawkes Bay

23rd September 2019

Auckland Secondary School Senior Regionals

Pulman Park, Papakura

24th September 2019

Wellington Secondary School Senior Regionals

Wellington

25th September 2019

Te Nehenehenui Secondary School Ki o Rahi Regionals

Venue TBC

16th October 2019

Auckland Secondary School Junior Regionals

Pulman Park, Papakura

13th November 2019

Waikato Secondary School Junior Regionals

Waikato

20th November 2019

Wellington Secondary School Junior Regionals

Wellington

For more information head along to our Calendar to get contact details for the organisers here.

Results - Manawatu Horowhenua Ki o Rahi Regionals 2018

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Thursday 25th October 2018 saw the Manawatu Horowhenua Secondary School Ki o Rahi Regionals take place at Tai Wānanga Tū Toa fields.

16 teams competed on the day across two divisions!

Combined teams from Palmerston Boys and Girls High Schools took out both divisions beating Tai Wānanga Tū Toa and Waiopehu College respectively.

Palmerston North Boys and Girls and Tai Wānanga Tū Toa progress to the 2019 Ki o Rahi Nationals in the beautiful Hawkes Bay next April!

You can check out more of the tournament and even footage of the final below. Nga mihi ki a koe Chris Salu (Year 12 student) from Tai Wānanga for the vid!


Results - Koroneihana 2018

On Saturday 18th August 2018, the Koroneihana Tournament was held and was won by a team from Tuwharetoa. 

Tuwharetoa players with the Ki o Rahi Koroneihana Trophy 2018

Tuwharetoa players with the Ki o Rahi Koroneihana Trophy 2018

We caught up with Roera Hartley one of the big drivers of Ki o Rahi in Tuwharetoa to find out how the day went. 

“This was our first time competing as a proper team, we entered two teams. Both our teams played two games in pool play, in different pools. My team finished top in our pool winning both of our games while our other team finished bottom of their pool not winning any, although they had the most even pool.”

“We had 16 players all up, 8 a team. We played Ngati Maniapoto in the finals and were lucky enough to come away with the win. Highlight for me, was definitely beating Papatuanuku by 2 points in our last pool match to make it to the finals. Got revenge on our loss to them in the final at Iwi of origin last year.”


”Another highlight for me was showing off our trophy we won to our kaumatua and kuia who had
come up from Turangi.”

The winning Tuwharetoa team  - Ki o Rahi Koroneihana 2018

The winning Tuwharetoa team  - Ki o Rahi Koroneihana 2018