Nga Taonga Takaro

Nga Taonga Takaro : Maori Sports and Lesiure Activities

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Harko Brown writes about the revival of more than 20 ancient games and sports of the Maori - including poi, stick games, kites, ball games, memory games, and board games. He traces the history and legend behind each game, and gives clear instructions on how to play, the rules of the game, and how to create the equipment used. The games are illustrated with action colour photographs throughout, to enhance readers' understanding of these indigenous sports. Traditional Maori games were used to transfer skills and techniques from playgrounds to battlefields, to promote learning in wananga, to problem-solve everyday situations, and to pass on the values and intellect from one generation to the next. In Nga Taonga Takaro, the games have been adapted for a contemporary audience - individual and team sports for schools, community groups, marae and workplace.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 185 x 240mm
  • Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • colour illustrations
  • 0143009702
  • 9780143009702

About Harko Brown

Harko Brown has been guided and assisted by many respected elders and pragmatists during a lifetime immersed in traditional games lore. He runs workshops and lectures on Maori games and sports in New Zealand and around the world.
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