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.

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Mark Derby, 'Ngā mahi tika - Tangi, birth and modern-day custom', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2021)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 Sep 2013