Story: Traditional Māori games – ngā tākaro

Te Houtaewa's descendants race on Ninety Mile Beach

This film clip shows a re-enactment of the feat of Te Houtaewa of Te Aupōuri iwi, who escaped from an angry group of Te Rarawa warriors, after stealing kūmara from their village at Ahipara. An annual commemorative race is organised by the descendants of Te Houtaewa on Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē (Ninety Mile Beach), Northland. 

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Ross Calman, 'Traditional Māori games – ngā tākaro - Athletic pursuits', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Ross Calman, published 5 Sep 2013