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 and provide your name, contact details and which association you currently play hockey for.



More than a game: A history of Māori Hockey

Dylan Thomas, Waikato-Maniapoto Maori Hockey Tane Captain, spent time over the summer collating information and interviewing various people with the goal of producing an informative report on Māori Hockey.  The report has been published on Maori Home Front and can be viewed below or downloaded as a PDF.

“Easter weekend is normally the time for sports competitions, including hockey, but lockdown means that’s not happening at the moment. However we are really pleased to release research from Dylan Thomas, one of our summer scholarship recipients. Dylan (Raukawa, Hauraki) is a keen hockey player, and has taken his passion to produce a report on the history of Māori hockey.”

Online Version

Downloadable Version


Maori Hockey History

Image: Champion Māori Hockey Teams, 1936. Auckland Weekly News 15 July 1936, Auckland Library Heritage Collection. Ref: AWNS-19360715-44-5


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 of Maori Hockey in 2019.  We had all “walks of life” today, young, oldish, and plenty in the middle.  The age range was 13 to 55, so a great effort by all.

Each rohe had a mix of their A and B team players where possible with the focus on developing the B players and integrate them with the more experienced A players.  There were no trophies today. No winners or losers.  Just experience, fun, hockey, and growth in our game.

This initiative is driven by a handful of keen administrators for the 3 rohe, Tracey Edmonds, Boss Edmonds, Gail Ambler, Margi Kay, Scott Woolf, Phil McConnell, and Ethan Hohneck.  Passion and determination at the heart of every organisation, ka pai whanau.


Planet Hockey Photos

Tamaki-Makaurau Wahine vs Taitokerau Wahine

Waikato-Maniapoto Tane vs Taitokerau Tane



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.

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Tri-Series Draw

Team Vs Team Ground Time
Tamaki-Makaurau vs Tai Tokerau Wahine 9am
Waikato-Maniapoto vs Tai Tokerau Tane 10am
Waikato-Maniapoto vs Tai Tokerau Wahine 11am
Tamaki Makaurau vs Tai Tokerau Tane 12pm
Waikato-Maniapoto vs Tamaki-Makaurau Wahine 1pm
Tamaki Makaurau vs Waikato-Maniapoto Tane 2pm

Match Information

Age Group Format Break Total Time
Senior Players 25 minute halves 5 minutes 60