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Kaumatua Joy & Kahu Ripia retire from NZ Maori Haupoi Kaunihera

Kaumatua Joy & Kahu Ripia retire from NZ Maori Haupoi Kaunihera

It is with great sadness as well as great joy to be wishing both Kahu and Joy Ripia farewell from their long standing roles as Chairperson and Secretary of the NZ Maori Haupoi Kaunihera. Kahu has been Chairperson a number of times over the past 20 years and steered the ship very well.  People often ...

NZ Maori Haupoi Life Members

NZ Maori Haupoi Life Members

On the evening of the Powhakangahau, at the NZ Maori Haupoi Tournament 2019, two special individuals were inducted as Life Members of NZ Maori Haupoi.  Jubilee Irimana from Waiariki and Josie Morete from Te Tairawhiti. Jubilee has been in and around hockey for decades now and as well as many other sports.  Living in Rotorua ...

Tri-Series Tamaki Taitokerau Waikato

Tri-Series Tamaki Taitokerau Waikato

Today was a great day for 3 Maori hockey rohe, hosts Tamaki Makaurau, Taitokerau, and Waikato-Maniapoto.  The event was held at Kolmar Park in Papatoetoe which is right in the middle of all 3 rohe.  The intent of the Tri-Series was to give players who may not be playing at next weeks tournament a taste ...

Tri-Series Waikato vs Tamaki vs Taitokerau

Tri-Series Waikato vs Tamaki vs Taitokerau

On Sunday 20th October  at Kolmar Park Papatoetoe there will be a Tri-Series between Waikato-Maniapoto, Tamaki Makaura, and Taitokerau.  As teams finalise their A Teams for tournament it’s ideal that neighboring Rohe battle off against each other. Games start at 9:00 a.m. and go all day.   Come on down and support teams. view online map ...

Game 2 – NZ Maori U21 Wahine vs Queensland Secondary School

Game 2 – NZ Maori U21 Wahine vs Queensland Secondary School

Now that is a Test series.  Went down to the wire yet again with a draw at full time 0 – 0.  Shootouts were exciting and eventually won by NZ Maori U21 Wahine 2 – 1.  Ka pai. Photos https://www.facebook.com/pg/kimwiharepics/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3094601827279635 https://www.facebook.com/pg/kimwiharepics/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3097186260354525 Credit: KWihare ...

Game 2 – NZ Maori U21 Tane vs Queensland Secondary School

Game 2 – NZ Maori U21 Tane vs Queensland Secondary School

Another great game of hockey, this time NZ Maori push Queensland to a 2 – 2 draw at the end of full time. Final outcome went to Queensland in the shootouts. Photos https://www.facebook.com/pg/kimwiharepics/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3097171347022683 Credit: KWihare ...

Game 1 – NZ Maori U21 Wahine vs Queensland Secondary School

Game 1 – NZ Maori U21 Wahine vs Queensland Secondary School

What a start to the series.  Great to see this after an exciting game that ended in a draw 0 – 0.  Tomorrow’s game will be on edge. ...

Game 1 – NZ Maori U21 Tane vs Queensland Secondary School

Game 1 – NZ Maori U21 Tane vs Queensland Secondary School

A great game played by all with a final result of 5 – 2 to Queensland Secondary School.  Lets see what tomorrows game will bring. ...

State Of Origin Hockey – Queensland vs NZ Maori Hockey

State Of Origin Hockey – Queensland vs NZ Maori Hockey

We are one week away from our regular “State Of Origin” fixture vs Queensland Secondary Schools.  Our Junior Tane and Wahine teams have been preparing and are ready.  Come on down and support the teams.  Details below.   Saturday 28th September Host Tauranga Hockey Association Inc Venue Blake Park, 42 Kawaka St, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga ...

Newsletter National Maori Hockey Tournament 2019

Newsletter National Maori Hockey Tournament 2019

WHAKATAETAE HAUPOI MAORI 2019 National Maori Hockey Tournament 2019 Tairawhiti Gisborne Newsletter No1 WHEN: Friday 25th October to Monday 28th October WHERE: Harry Barker Reserve, LJ Hooker Turf, Lytton Rd, Gisborne.   ...

2019 Tournament Merchandise

2019 Tournament Merchandise

Orders must be placed by Friday 20th Sept. Orders can be collected at tournament. Contact Onyx Sports info@onyxsports.co.nz ...

Australian Country in Rotorua

Australian Country in Rotorua

Next weekend Australian Country take on NZ Maori Hockey in Rotorua.  The games between both Tane (Mens) & Wahine (Womens) teams guarantee action packed hockey. These teams have a long standing history of fixtures between themselves dating back to 2002.  Both teams have come a long way in that time and will be going hard ...

National Maori Representative Teams

National Maori Representative Teams

From a great National Maori Hockey Tournament held in Rotorua comes some exciting prospects in our four national representative teams. Watch this space for historical rep teams. ...

Waiariki Winners

Waiariki Winners

Congratulations to Waiariki A Wahine and Waiariki A Tane teams for taking out both finals. Great hockey all round and a great tournament.  Thanks Waiariki. ...

Australian Country vs NZ Maori Hockey

Australian Country vs NZ Maori Hockey

Australian Country are coming to New Zealand in April 2019.  They will be making their way from Wellington to Hawkes Bay to Rotorua to Auckland playing a number of games against chosen teams.  NZ Maori Hockey will be playing them in Rotorua over 13th & 14th April. ...

NZ Maori Hockey Tournament

NZ Maori Hockey Tournament

The 2019 NZ Maori Hockey Tournament will be held in Tairawhiti, Gisborne. For more details view the event. ...

Māori hockey stars do battle in Rotorua

Māori hockey stars do battle in Rotorua

During Labour Weekend Rotorua was the place to be for Māori sports enthusiasts. While the New Zealand Māori Rugby League National Tuakana Tournament was on at Rotorua International Stadium, just down the road, at the Smallbone Park hockey turf, hockey players from all over New Zealand competed in the Aotearoa Māori Hockey Tournament. There was ...

Australia Country vs NZ Maori Hockey – Game 1

Australia Country vs NZ Maori Hockey – Game 1

Yesterday Australian Country played NZ Maori Hockey Men’s & Women’s teams.  The games were fast, intense, and full of excitement. Results NZ Maori Men vs Australia Country Men ( 3 – 3 Draw) NZ Maori Women vs Australia Country Women ( 1 – 2 Australian Country Women) ...

Australia Country vs NZ Maori Hockey – Game 2

Australia Country vs NZ Maori Hockey – Game 2

Today NZ Maori Hockey take on Australian Country in game 2 of the series.  Yesterday the hockey was exciting and fast.  Expect the same today.       WHEN: April 14, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm WHERE: Rotorua Hockey Association Devon Street West Rotorua ...

Australia Country vs NZ Maori Hockey – Day 2

Australia Country vs NZ Maori Hockey – Day 2

Yesterday Australian Country played NZ Maori Hockey Men’s & Women’s teams in the second games of the series.  Like the previous games today’s games were fast, intense, and full of excitement.  Australian Country coming out ahead on both games. Results NZ Maori Men vs Australia Country Men ( 0 – 5 Australian Country Men) NZ ...

Maori Masters players selected for Trans Tasman Challenge 2019

Maori Masters players selected for Trans Tasman Challenge 2019

The 2019 New Zealand Hockey Masters Tournament was held in Hamilton this year in March.  82 teams from around the country participated in age group categories ranging from 35 to 65 years.  The tournament was held in a great spirit of the game with excellent skills on display and a lasting camaraderie with memories for ...