May 8, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Gearing up for Te Arawa Pride Takurua Hapu Challenge

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Te Papa Takaro o Te Arawa is gearing up for the next event on its calendar, the Te Arawa Pride Takurua Hapu Challenge. This event will take place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd October at the Rotorua Girls High School arena.

Register teams now for Basketball, Ki-o-rahi, Netball and Volleyball.Enter as a whanau, hapu or marae team of Te Arawa.
Every team must have at least one koeke, 46yrs+, and one tamaiti, 12 years or under, playing. There is no limit on the number of subs per team.Community ki o rahi workshops are being run now.For more details or registration forms email [email protected] or phone 07 348 3377.


Te Papa Takaro o Te Arawa (TPTOTA) is a Maori provider responsible for sport, physical activity, recreation, education, culture and health. TPTOTA was established from strong philosophical foundationswhich continually shape and inspire a far-reaching initiative called Te Arawa Pride. Through sport and traditional physical activity, Te Arawa Pride is engaging Te Arawa whanau, hapu, iwi and marae, strengthening tribal identity, tikanga (customs) and cohesiveness.

It’s a holistic and uniquely Maori approach to the promotion of wellbeing and health.

Te Arawa Pride is multi-layered. The initiative touches different Te Arawa people in different ways, with the universal highlight a series of Hapu Challenges, building up to the first Te Arawa Games to be held in almost eight years, in 2011. The Challenges and Games weave together health, language, tikanga and wh?nau. Diverse sports and activities range from waka ama to surfcasting, ki-o-rahi to table tennis. There?s involvement of all ages; in many activities, young and old participate side-by-side in the same team.

Te Arawa Pride – including the Hapu Challenges and Games establishes a platform to bring people together and meaningfully celebrate Te Arawatanga.

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