Powhiri – Te Waipounamu Rugby

Aoraki Maori Rugby members welcomed teams from Murihiku (Southland), Waitaha (Canterbury) and Te Tau Ihu (Tasman) at the Te Aitarakihi Marae, Timaru, this evening, prior to the Te Waipounamu (South Island) Maori Rugby Tournament which takes place from 9 am at Alpine Energy Stadium tomorrow (Saturday 4 April). Senior, Colts and Wahine will be playing, there will be stirring haka and highly competitive games.  These images are from before and after the powhiri ceremony.