Story: Ngā mahi tika

Pōwhiri for rugby team, 2012

Pōwhiri for rugby team, 2012

A tattooed warrior holding a taiaha (traditional wooden weapon) lays down a formal challenge to the visiting Irish rugby team at Hamilton in June 2012. Team captain Brian O'Driscoll is shown warily accepting the challenge. Māori custom is increasingly incorporated into non-traditional situations and settings throughout New Zealand society.

Using this item

New Zealand Herald
Reference: 210612NZHCCIRELAND03.JPG
Photograph by Christine Cornege

Permission of the New Zealand Herald must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Mark Derby, 'Ngā mahi tika - Tangi, birth and modern-day custom', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/41189/powhiri-for-rugby-team-2012 (accessed 27 September 2021)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 Sep 2013