Ki-o-rahi kids give their all

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

A hard fought bat­tle by more than 300 pupils ended with Strath­more School on top at the Raukawa Year 5 and 6 Ki-o-rahi Tour­na­ment.

The event, held at the South Waikato Memo­rial Sports Ground Oval, fea­tured 14 teams from Toko­roa and Pu­taruru.

This is the first time Toko­roa and Pu­taruru teams have come to­gether on the same ground.

This meant there was no sur­prise in the semi- fi­nal with Pu­taruru Pri­mary ver­sus Cargill and Strath­more Pri­mary ver­sus Te Wharekura O Te Kaokaoroa O Patetere in the other.

Cargill School played for the first time in the tour­na­ment and fought well to make the fi­nal against Strath­more.

In the end Strath­more came out on top with a score of 21-11.

Team ef­fort: Am­is­field School’s Jhai Felling­han, right, worked with team mate Nel­son Wilkins at the South Waikato Re­gional Ki o Rahi Tour­na­ment.

Catch­ing up: Strath­more School stu­dents Hunter Tatham-Ta­here, left, and Ka­sio Pa tried to catch Cen­tral School’s Co­rall An­drew.

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