Saturday, 27 May 2017

Mau rakau

We had a special guest today to help us with our Mahi. 

He delivered the message of striving to get to tau Mata tiki tiki- to reach your potential.

Our first lesson was to hold our rakau correctly. Whakapaipai. Green at the top, red stone the bottom.

We headed out onto the court, on a chilly Canterbury morning, where we could spread out and have plenty of room to move with our rakau.


  1. Kia ora Whakarua,
    How lucky you are to have had a special guest with such an important message. I am sure all of the learners at South Hornby will be striving to get to tau Mata tiki tiki. I have never tried using the long rakau sticks, just the short ones that are used for rakau waiata. Are there special waiata or chants that you learn with the rakau sticks?


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