Games aim to inspire activity
Raukawa Charitable Trust has launched a sports initiative to encourage people to be more active.
Raukawa Charitable Trust health promoter KC Maaka said the objective of the initiative was to increase physical activity for inactive children and help people overcome barriers impeding participation.
‘‘By supporting children and others in physical activity, we hope to increase their participation and long term engagement in regular activity.’’
The name of this initiative is Rangatahi Tu Rangatira- Nga Taonga Takaro Traditional Games).
Ms Maaka said there were 10 to 15 games in total which
(Maori would be taught each week.
Some of the schools involved with the initiative included Tokoroa High School, Forest View High School, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Te Hiringa, Putaruru High School, Te Wharekura O Te Kaokaoroa O Patetere, Cambridge High School and Matamata High School.
‘‘In the New Year, we will be offering this to the primary schools in the Tokoroa, Putaruru, Lichfield and Tirau areas.’’
TARGET: Students and adults from around the South Waikato participated in a number of traditional Maori sports and games, including Ki-o-Rahi, as part of a sports initiative to promote healthy and active lifestyles.