October 09, 2012
Ki-o-rahi makes international reference
The traditional Maori ball game ki-o-rahi has made its way into a new encyclopedia of sports around the world.
Kerikeri educator Harko Brown, who has led the revival of the sport, penned the 4000-word entry for the Oceania section of the four-volume work.
He says it was an honour to share the legacy of his tupuna and the power of their teachings with a worldwide readership.
The national Ki-o-rahi championship will be held at Turangi Park this weekend, with six iwi signed up so far.