Story: Traditional Māori games – ngā tākaro

Poi rākau

A group of young people learn a version of the traditional stick game poi rākau. They are instructed by a kaiako (tutor) from the group Rangatahi Tū Rangatahi (R2R).

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Ross Calman, 'Traditional Māori games – ngā tākaro - Stick games, string games, poi and haka', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/39347/poi-rakau (accessed 20 October 2019)

Story by Ross Calman, published 5 Sep 2013