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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

Upcoming Year 9 & 10 Secondary School Ki o Rahi Tournaments

 Waitaki Boys High - Aoraki Boys Winners 2017

Waitaki Boys High - Aoraki Boys Winners 2017

Even though the school year is wrapping up and seniors will be heading off to study leave shortly, Ki o Rahi stays strong and the focus looks towards the younger secondary school students - Year 9 & 10s. 

These Year Levels will be the future of the school and what way to better prepare them by having their own Ki o Rahi tournament in Term 4. 

Below are the tournaments in your region that you need to get a team into, for more information click on the link in your region and/or talk to your sports co-ordinator at school.

Auckland Junior Ki o Rahi Tournament - Wednesday 21st November 2018

Wellington Junior Ki o Rahi Tournament - Wednesday 21st November 2018

Aoraki Junior Ki o Rahi Tournament - Thursday 22nd November 2018

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Results - Northland Secondary Schools Ki o Rahi Regionals 2018

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Back in August, the 2018 Northland Secondary Schools Ki o Rahi Regionals 2018 were held at Lindvart Park in Kaikohe. 

Traditionally won by TKKM o Kaikohe, 2018 has crowned new winners, Okaihau College!

They played TKKM o Kaikohe in the final and so both schools will be heading to Hastings for the 2019 Ki o Rahi National Tournament.

Congratulations to you all!

For the full story head along to the Sport Northland website!

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