Story: Māori and sport – hākinakina

Kurupō Tāreha (1st of 2)

Kurupō Tāreha

Kurupō Tāreha developed his love of golf after being taken to visit the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St Andrews in Scotland in 1897. Kurupō and his brother Roera developed a golf course on 40 hectares of their Waiohiki property, which became known as the Waiohiki Links and later as the Napier Golf Links. Kurupō won the New Zealand Amateur Golf Championship at the Waiohiki Links in 1903. He was one of the founders of the New Zealand Māori Golf Association and was its patron until his death in 1938.

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Basil Keane, 'Māori and sport – hākinakina - Māori and sport in the early 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 Sep 2013