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Ki-O-Rahi is a traditional Maori game based on the Purakau (legend) of Rahitutakahina and the rescue of his wife Tiarakurapakewai. It is a mix of sports which allows students of all abilities to play. A combination of handball, touch, tag and many other sports, the school comes together with Westlake Boys to create mixed teams for the Seniors and Junior one-day tournaments. Last year, the only school team combined won the 2023 National Championship in Rotorua .. an unexpected but brilliant achievement. The sport continues to grow in popularity with 4 teams now; 2 x senior and 2 x junior teams who all compete in the Auckland Secondary Schools Tournaments.


New Zealand Secondary Schools Championship – 15 – 18 April – Gisbourne
Auckland Secondary KSS Senior Champs – Wednesday 18 September – Bert Henham Reserve
AKSS Junior Champs – tbc


New Zealand Secondary Schools Trial – Wednesday 14th of Feb 3:30pm – WBHS Bottom field
Senior Ki-O-Rahi trial – Tuesday 21st of August 3:30pm – WGHS Football field
Junior Ki-O-Rahi trial – Wednesday 18th of September – 12:15pm – WGHS Football Field


Ki-O-Rahi season – $40


Students will be issued a playing singlet. Students can also wear tag/rip shorts but they have to be black only.


Seniors will train on Wednesday’s starting on the 21st of Feb for the National team and Wednesdays the 21st of August for qualifiers in term 3 (tbc).
Juniors will train on Thursday’s starting in late term 3 or early term 4 (tbc).


For more information, or to register for this activity, please go to “CLIPBOARD”. It is a NEW platform to view All Westlake Girls Sports and it is located on the Student and Parent Portals or just contact the Manager.

For more information or to register, please complete the form below or contact the Ki O Rahi Manager.

Ki O Rahi Manager
Ria Nathu – Sports Manager
P: 09 489 4169 Ext 764

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