This film shows a waka hurdle race in Ngāruawāhia in the Waikato. Waka races were popular throughout Polynesia, and some Māori migration stories mention waka races in the traditional homeland of Hawaiki.
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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: New Zealand Mirror 3. National Film Unit, 1950
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