Story: Traditional Māori games – ngā tākaro

Huiterangiora meeting house, Rūātoki

Huiterangiora meeting house, Rūātoki

This is Huiterangiora meeting house at Pane-te-ure marae in Rūātoki, eastern Bay of Plenty. Pane-te-ure is a marae of the Ngāti Rongokarae hapū of Ngāi Tūhoe. According to one story Huiterangiora was also the name of a wharekura (house of learning) in the underworld. There Miru taught a range of skills to the family of his lover Hinerangi, including many games. They took this knowledge back to the human realm.

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Ross Calman, 'Traditional Māori games – ngā tākaro - Sports and games in traditional Māori society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Ross Calman, published 5 Sep 2013