Ra Ipu Whutuporo o te Ao mo nga Tamariki Ora.
This event was the vision of Albie Pryor.
Ko tenei te tiro whanui o te Rangatira nei a Albie, hei tu he ra ‘Tamariki Ora’.
The theme for 2011 was based on the Rugby World Cup and included 20 Kura Kaupapa each adopting a World Cup team as a project. The decider draw was undertaken by Rugby World Cup CEO Martin Snedden.
The 2011 Tamariki Sports & Cultural Day was co-hosted at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori a Rohe o Mangere Thursday 25th and Friday 26th August 2011.
Thursday 25 August: A powhiri for all Kura, manuhiri from 20 countries, past RWC players, Consulate Generals and MP’s. Guests were invited back to the various Kura or Marae to be entertained in the appropriate manner, and via presentations on each participating country, including their rugby history.
Friday 26 August : Over 1200 tamariki took part in a ‘World Rippa’ rugby and ‘Ki-o-Rahi’ tournament. These numbers were complemented by many kaiako, volunteers and sports co-ordinators.