A Semester Hākinakina

Wednesday 31st March 2010

Every semester in the University of Waikato’s calendar hundreds of Māori students from across the campus meet to battle it out on the sports fields and courts for the Hākinakina Inter-school Māori Sports Competition.

Mixed teams of ten from all schools across campus engage in games of touch rugby and netball.  However to decipher the overall champions of the day all teams partake in an exciting, strong and very entertaining game of tug-o-war.  This is always a hard case exchange and it is in this game, that you see who the real champions are.

For the last two years the competition has been taken out by Te Ranga Ngaku from the Waikato Management School but unfortunately they were knocked off their perch with Sport & Leisure Studies from the School of Education rising as the overall victors.

At the end of the day fun and good times was had by all players and support people alike.
A big shout out to all those who helped out and for your constant support, you know who you are!

Final Placings

1st Place: Te Kura Toi Tangata - SOE
2nd Place: Te Ranga Ngaku - WMS
3rd Place: Te Roro o te Hiko - SCMS

Sportsmanship Team Award: Te Tohu Paetahi (2) - SMPD
Female Player of the Day: Hayley Miru
Male Player of the Day: Rutene Gabel

Pāwhiritia tēnei hei pānui i roto i Te Reo Māori