Story: Traditional Māori games – ngā tākaro

Children diving

Children diving

Diving, known as kōkiri or ruku, was a popular Māori pastime, and favourite diving spots were used for generations.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: Elsdon Best, Games and pastimes of the Maori. Wellington: Government Printer, 1925

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Ross Calman, 'Traditional Māori games – ngā tākaro - Water sports', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Ross Calman, published 5 Sep 2013