PLAY­ING THE GAME:

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Two teams – named Kioma and Tani­wha – play against each other on a cir­cu­lar field con­sist­ing of three con­cen­tric cir­cles.

Each circle con­sti­tutes a zone. The outer zone is Te Ao and is 12 me­tres wide. The mid­dle zone is Te Roto – six me­tres wide. The cen­tral zone is Te Motu.

The aim of the Kioma team is to score tries – tupu manawa – with the ki – a ball made of flax – while the op­pos­ing Tani­wha team at­tempts to score hits – tupu wairua – on the large cen­tre tar­get called a tupu. The team which scores the most points or the team which scores 10 times in a row wins the game.

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