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Hockey

COVID New Outbreak

Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 in Auckland and Rotorua NZ Maori Hockey Kaunihera sends the following message and update to all our Maori hockey players and whanau.

2020 National Maori Hockey Tournaments

  • If New Zealand comes out of Level 2 (Auckland level 3) then we carry on business as usual to run a tournament in October Labour weekend. Should this need to change due to the impacts of COVID 19, we will update all rohe – in discussion with the host rohe – as information comes to hand.
  • The NZ Maori Hockey Kaunihera will monitor the situation and report back to Rohe asap.

Sport and recreation activities are allowed, subject to conditions on gatherings, record keeping, and physical distancing where practical.

Source: NZ Government COVID website

Hockey in your Rohe (Region)

Currently most of the country is in Lockdown Level 2 which means hockey can still be played under certain guidelines.  See NZ Government COVID website for more details.

Noho ora mai

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Tournament

Calling All Maori Hockey Players

The 2020 Haupoi Maori Aotearoa (National Maori Hockey Tournament) is being held in Hamilton from the 23rd – 26th October this year at the Gallagher Hockey Centre.

The best Maori talent from right across Aotearoa will be involved and we want you there with us.

If you are interested in playing for your rohe (regional team), then get in touch with us now and someone will contact you about trialing for your rohe.

Our Rohe

 

Please contact us via email info@hockey.maori.nz and provide your name, contact details and which association you currently play hockey for.

 

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Events Tournament

NZ Maori Hockey Tournament 2020 in Hamilton

It has been decided that the NZ Maori Hockey Tournament 2020 will be held in Hamilton over Labour Weekend, 23-26 October 2020.

What can you expect to see at the tournament?

  • Top quality hockey with a touch of flare.
  • Friends, whanau, and old rivals.
  • Tikanga Maori, on and off the field.

How can i get involved?

Contact your local Rohe to get involved.  Visit the Rohe page on the website to get contact details or email secretary@hockey.maori.nz from more information.

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Hockey

Media Release 4th April 2020

Following an urgent New Zealand Maori Hockey Kaunihera (Committee) meeting today, of which 21 members from around New Zealand attended via video, a discussion was held specifically on two issues:

  1. National Maori Hockey Tournament and
  2. New Zealand Maori Hockey Junior & Senior Tane (Men) and Wahine (Women) fixtures for 2020. The following decisions are:
    • A decision has been made to wait until the 30th June 2020 to make a final decision on the National Maori Hockey Tournament this year. The landscape of COVID-19 is changing daily and by the end of June 2020 we should know what we are up against.
    • If the National Maori Hockey Tournament goes ahead over the October 2020 long weekend – then the venue will be confirmed. Takitimu (Wellington – Hawkes Bay) have advised that they will decline the tournament this year due to COVID-19. The Kaunihera will therefore plan and run a tournament with a chosen host Rohe (Region).
    • All Maori Hockey Junior & Senior Representative Fixtures will be cancelled for this year. Due to the likelihood of international borders being closed during 2020 it goes without saying that all overseas hockey trips and visiting hockey teams will be affected, and therefore are cancelled.

The Kaunihera will carry on “business as usual” with the health and safety of whanau in mind. Part of that resolution is what we can do collectively in light of the challenge that affects all our lives across the country.

Our focus will be

Plan A – Plan for a National Maori Hockey Tournament over October 2020 long weekend.

Plan B – Plan for a Hockey Tri-series between Rohe across regions.

Plan C – Plan for Maori hockey at a community level.

The Kaunihera is concerned about the financial constraints, affordability, funding, employment and hardships that will be affecting some of the Maori community. We take this into consideration for this year and in moving forward.

The Kaunihera acknowledge the decisions from Hockey NZ in consulting with Hockey Associations and understand the focus on Community Hockey at this present time. We will continue to update as more information comes to hand.

For more information around this release please contact chairperson@hockey.maori.nz or secretary@hockey.maori.nz

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Events Hockey

Updates about COVID-19

Due to the recent developments of COVID-19 and the update from Hockey New Zealand to all Associations in NZ – NZ Maori Hockey Kaunihera sends the following message and update to all our Maori hockey players and whanau.

Queensland tours – (usually early November)

  • The current NZ Government rules has blocked all travel coming into the country. We are unsure of what will be happening at that time of the year but there is a lot of effort going on behind the scenes for these tours to continue as planned.
  • Most Marae are under lockdown which is one of our focal points in giving a real experience to our visitors.
  • All international matches overseas has been cancelled by Hockey NZ and we can only go month by month until we know what is happening with COVID-19.
  • An alternative could be Internal tours. If Associations have turf available, we will definitely look at options for our NZ Maori Hockey teams
  • In the meantime the Kaunihera will discuss these matters over the next few months and we will be in a better position to understand next steps and communicate updates to all rohe.

2020 Maori Hockey plans around Tournaments

  • We carry on business as usual to run a tournament in October Labour weekend. Should this need to change due to the impacts of COVID 19, we will update all rohe – in discussion with the host rohe – as information comes to hand.

In hindsight we want our whanau to take care and listen to your local health organisations, your hockey associations and more importantly look after your whanau.

Hockey NZ website COVID-19 http://hockeynz.co.nz/covid-19/

Noho ora mai

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Events

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.

 

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Events

NZ Maori Hockey Tournament

The 2019 NZ Maori Hockey Tournament will be held in Tairawhiti, Gisborne.

For more details view the event.