Rugby World Cup 2011 Opening Ceremony (Video) – TVNZ
Kia ora nga Rangatira o te Ao Hou and welcome to Aotearoa, home of the Rugby World Cup 2011. While we prepare our Pool analysis and assess the games to come, take a look at this Opening Ceremony – simply amazing ey… ...Continue Reading...
RWC 2011 Flash Haka @ Sylvia Park awes spectators
If you were there, you would have thought you were watching the start of a fight, but really what you were watching was the nexus between Maori culture and technology all about celebrating the Rugby World Cup 2011. The word went out to meet down at Auckland’s largest mall, Sylvia Park and ...Continue Reading...
2011 RWC Parliamentary/Mayoral Reception, Rotorua
Date: Monday 5th September 2011 Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Venue: Te Papaiouru Marae, Ohinemutu Village, Rotorua Event: Mayoral Reception for the 2011 Rugby World Cup Parliamentary Delegates who are visiting New Zealand during the competition. This will include guests from France, South ...Continue Reading...
Maori rugby MUST have a strong presence at RWC2011
(Carlin Valenti, Fuseworks) When Matt Te Pou told former Maori All Blacks and former All Blacks he had coached about what was happening at Waka Maori during Rugby World Cup 2011, everyone he spoke to said they will be there. For Te Pou, the longest serving Maori All Black coach (1995-2006), the ...Continue Reading...
Free Poi workshops in Rotorua (Rugby World Cup)
Locals keen to extend their poi skills to incorporate dance and a variety of different poi are being encouraged to check out Rotorua Entertains’ latest offering. The Rotorua District Council (RDC) project, with support from Rotorua Trust and REAL NZ Festival funding, provides local people with ...Continue Reading...
Secret location for Rugby World Cup waka test run
(Radio NZ) A large plastic land-based waka being built for the Rugby World Cup will be test run at a secret location. Central Auckland hapu Ngati Whatua o Orakei is managing the almost $2 million Government-funded attraction. It says construction of Te Waka Maori is going to plan, with parts ...Continue Reading...
Why are Maori being left out of Rugby World Cup showcase launch?
(National Business Review) The place of Maori culture in New Zealand tourism has been questioned, after a reported lack of representation at a Rugby World Cup campaign launch last week. The REAL New Zealand showcase, a campaign across 16 different industry sectors aimed at getting international ...Continue Reading...
Rotorua locals encouraged to greet Rugby World Cup visitors with “kia ora”
With Rugby World Cup 2011 [RWC2011] only 150 days away Rotorua District Council (RDC) is encouraging locals to adopt “kia ora” as the official greeting to welcome visitors to the city. RDC Rugby World Cup 2011 coordinator Renee Nathan says the council is stepping up its ‘Kia Ora – The World’s ...Continue Reading...
Waka to help introduce visitors to Maori culture during Rugby World Cup
(Waatea News) The designer of the $900,000 Waka Maori waterfront pavilion for the Rugby World Cup says it will be a great place to introduce foreign visitors to Maori culture. Renata Blair from Ngati Whatua o Orakei says the 70 metre long structure on Auckland’s Viaduct Basin will be made ...Continue Reading...
Rugby World Cup resources translated into Maori
(Waatea News) Auckland’s Rugby World Cup Maori engagement manager has a special task in mind for pupils in Maori immersion classes. Lucy Tukua today launched the te reo translation of the school activity packs, which include sport development ideas and an “adopt a second team” ...Continue Reading...
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