Co-hosted at Te Kura o Te Whakarewarewa, supported by Te Papa Taakaro o Te Arawa and Te Kura Kaupapa Maori a rohe o Mangere on Thursday 6 November.
Following the vision of the late Albie Pryor, the Tamariki Sport & Cultural Day began in 1999 on the turf of our founder’s many rugby battles – Eden Park.
The purpose of the Tamariki Sport & Cultural Day is to provide tamariki from kura kaupapa (Māori immersion schools) and bilingual units from mainstream schools with an opportunity to take part in sport – including the revival of traditional Māori sports – and cultural activities.
The event provides a link to elite Māori sport role models and the positive contribution they are making for ngā tamariki and the wider community.
The Tamariki Sport & Cultural Day also promotes and fosters a sense of mana (prestige), ihi (inspiration) and wehi (awe) to nga tamariki.
“Fostering pride and sports participation