Sport & PE

TERM 1 - KI O RAHI

Ki o Rahi

GAME WHAKAPAPA/ATUATANGA

Based on the Purakau (legend) of Rahitutakahina and the rescue of his wife Tiarakurapakewai. The tākaro is a reflection of Tupuna story telling at its best, as well as provides an insight into the way in which they would explain and design Tākaro to reflect their unique "world view". The Papa Tākaro (field) layout of Ki o Rahi and the way the Tākaro is played is a perfect example of this. Maori have rich ball playing histories. Ki-o-Rahi has evolved out of archaic forms of play which are based on the depiction of Rahi, a legendary figure, feeding his tupuna, in the form of a large rock, with his 'mauri' contained in a small kete, or 'ki'.