New Zealand’s Maori ‘Panther’ | Al Jazeera | Paul Rhys
Nathan, white shirt, training during a tour of Great Britain in which he broke his jaw for a second time [GALLO/GETTY] Waka Nathan’s life as an All Black could hardly be more different than that of the 15 men who will run out at Eden Park to face France in the Rugby World Cup final [...]Continue Reading...
RWC 2011 Kia Ora Rotorua Weekly Update
Kia Ora Rotorua! Here is the final Rugby World Cup update from Rotorua District Council. If you’re not going away for the long weekend, come along to the final Fanzone at Rotorua Energy Events Centre, Sunday 23 October. The celebrations begin at 4.30pm with a street parade from the Village ...Continue Reading...
Tribal Rugby Festival 2011, Rotorua
A Three Day Festival Event Celebrating Maori Rugby, Culture, Arts & Cuisine 11th October – Kia Ora Challenge Day FREE – Village green 10am till 3pm Join us to compete and enjoy some great Rugby focussed activities. Try ki-o-rahi with Buck Shelford, test your rugby skills or learn the ...Continue Reading...
Waka Maori Critics Should Stop Playing Politics
A Ngati Whatua leader is angry the Waka Maori venue for Auckland’s waterfront is continuing to be used as a political football. Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua chairman, Naida Glavish, says the ongoing sniping from Labour MP Shane Jones is insidious, short on facts, and disloyal to his people. ...Continue Reading...
Extra Fanzone for fans missing out on tickets to Ireland v Russia match
If you can’t be at Rotorua’s sell-out Ireland vs Russia Rugby World Cup 2011 match on Sunday evening (25 September) then the next best place to be will at the city’s special Fanzone being set up at the Energy Events Centre. Rotorua District Council is scheduling the additional free Fanzone for ...Continue Reading...
The unkindest cut – IOL Sport
On Saturday at around lunchtime, six hours before the Springboks showed just how tough and ruthless they can be, I had my hair cut by the grandson of an All Black the media called “tough” and who the grandson called “ruthless”. It’s a strange thing to have sat down in a barber’s chair, been ...Continue Reading...
Springboks greeted by Maori ceremony – NewstalkZB
The Springboks are being immersed in Maori history in a rainy ceremony on the banks of a central North Island lake. They are being hosted by Ngati Tuwharetoa and Ngati Hikairo at Opotaka, where the now famous Ka Mate haka was first performed by the warrior chief, Te Rauparaha, as he fled his ...Continue Reading...
Manu Samoa popular with rugby supporters
Manu Samoa heads to its opening match of the Rugby World Cup against Namibia in an hour with a growing following from all over the world. Audrey Hill, radio presenter from Australia writes, “You guys are amazing! How awesome!” Even getting the support of respected Tongan church leader Rev. ...Continue Reading...
Maori paddlers assulted during Rugby World Cup 2011 opening #RWC2011
(STUFF) Friday’s Rugby World Cup opening turned sour for five young Maori who ended up in Auckland City Hospital. They were part of the crew that paddled the 20 waka into the harbour and performed a haka at Queens Wharf. They had finished their performance and were making their way ...Continue Reading...
The Passion, the Pride, the Power and the Potential – Hon Tariana Turia
When the Namibia team arrived at Gisborne; Te Kura o Manutuke kapa haka group were there to greet them at the airport before a full scale official powhiri at Te Poho o Rawiri marae. Rugby World Cup director, O’Regan Hoskins described it as a wonderful cultural experience that had given him ...Continue Reading...
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