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2016 Northland Secondary School Regionals Review

Solid Jump Shot action from Te Taitokerau

Solid Jump Shot action from Te Taitokerau

The 2016 Northland Secondary School Ki o Rahi Regionals were held in Kaikohe. 

It all went down at Lindvart Park on Friday 16th September.

9 teams attended this year and Kaiwhakahaere Leela Hauraki from Sport Northland said "The key messages for the day were to play positively and have a positive wairua on and off the field.  The heart of the kaupapa is always whanaungatanga and we wanted our kids to have fun and enjoy being around one another."

Whanaungatana at its finest

Whanaungatana at its finest

The top 3 placings from the tournament were:

1st - Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Kaikohe

2nd - Bay of Islands College

3rd - Okaihau College

Leela added "The kaiako and coach of the winning team (TKKM o Kaikohe) Tumanako Pawa has an awesome relationship with his students and continuously connects with and creates opportunities for his students to participate and gain experience in both Ki o Rahi and Atuatanga Kaupapa.  They will again be attending the National competition, qualifying the past 3 years now."

Check out coverage of the Northland Regionals by Maori Television below:

http://www.maoritelevision.com/news/sport/ki-o-rahi-thrives-northland-region