A group plays kī-o-Rahi, a fast-paced contact sport that uses a circular field. Games are played between a defending 'taniwha' team and an attacking 'kīoma' team. Teams score points by touching the tupu (central marker) with the ball. Rules vary from place to place, and the game can be played as a touch or tackle sport. Kī-o-Rahi is derived from ball games played in circular clearings before Europeans arrived in New Zealand.
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