Kī o Rahi is a game based on the legend of Rahitutakahina and the rescue of his wife Tiarakurapakewai. It is a competition between two teams and is played on a large circular field.
There are 7 people in each team and all the gear is supplied by the school. Fees are approximately $20.
Westlake Boys competed in the Auckland Secondary Schools Competition for the first time in 2016 at Ormiston, Manukau. Two senior and two junior teams entered. Juniors were placed 2nd and 4th. One Senior team went through undefeated, however, they were unable to play in the finals and progress to Nationals due to a technicality. In 2017 there is a possibility of entering mixed teams with Westlake Girls.
In 2016 our coaches were Takoha Ropati from Harbour Sport and James Young. The Auckland competition will be 21 September 2017.
Participants will learn a range of physical and mental skills while playing Kī o Rahi.
Te Karere interview about Westlake at Kī o Rahi
Westlake Kī o Rahi Teams on TV programme Whanau