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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!

Hastings Super Sixes - Ki o Rahi

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Here's a Ki o Rahi tournament we've just found out about, unfortunately registrations are close but if you've got connections to primary schools then I'd be liking their Facebook Page so that you can get a heads up for 2019.

Super Sixes is a 2 day sports event held in Hastings for Year 6 students, they have a range of sports that students can be a part of.

Ki o Rahi will be held on Thursday 19th September 2018 at the Hawkes Bay Regional Park, Hastings.  Head along if you're living local!  

They love Ki o Rahi in the Hawkes Bay, 2019 will see them hosting Ki o Rahi Secondary School Nationals!

2018 Murihiku (Southland) Ki o Rahi Regional Results

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The Murihiku Ki o Rahi Regional Champions for 2018 are Aurora College. 

Aurora College is one of New Zealand's southernmost secondary schools, they are based in Invercargill and entered two teams into the 2018 Murihiku Regional Tournament. 

Two Pools of 5 teams played in the tournament - also in attendance were Menzies College, James Hargest College, Verdon College, Aparima College. 

Menzies College and Aurora College each entered two teams, with Menzies and Aurora topping their respective pools before facing one another in the final. 

Aurora beat Menzies in the final 21 - 6 to be crowned the champions for 2018!

 Aurora College 2018 Murihiku Ki o Rahi Champions

Aurora College 2018 Murihiku Ki o Rahi Champions

For more information check out the Southland Secondary School Sport Facebook Page. 

2018 Koroneihana Ki o Rahi Tournament

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Held every year in celebration of the Kiingitanga are the Koroneihana Sport events. 

Ki o Rahi is one of the sports, Tainui and the Kiingitanga invite Iwi, Haapu, Marae and Whanau from all around the motu (country) to come along and participate. 

There are two grades - secondary school and marae/whanau.  However on some occasions they have merged both the grades for one big competition.  The main thing is to get your entries in and come and enjoy the celebrations of the Kingitanga. 

Koroneihana Ki o Rahi will be held at Patterson Park, Turangawaewae on Saturday 18th August 2018.  So you've got a couple of weeks to prepare and organise transport. 

Could be good preparation for Auckland's Iwi of Origin. 

Click here and here for more information regarding the Koroneihana Ki o Rahi event. 

Iwi of Origin Ki o Rahi Tournament - Auckland

 2017 Iwi of Origin Ki o Rahi - Final - Tuwharetoa v Papatuanuku

2017 Iwi of Origin Ki o Rahi - Final - Tuwharetoa v Papatuanuku

Bruce Pulman Park in Papakura will once again be the host for Auckland's Iwi of Origin Ki o Rahi Tournament!

There aren't too many competitions around that allow adult teams, whanau teams and secondary school teams to all compete against one another, so make sure you're involved in 2018.

Enter a team from anywhere around the country, rep your marae, haapu or iwi and try and take away the trophy!  

The date for the tourney will be Sunday 7th October 2018, so get a team together, follow this Facebook Page now so that you can enter!