Story: Traditional Māori games – ngā tākaro

Swimming in the Waikato River, 2011

Swimming in the Waikato River, 2011

Swimming was always a major form of recreation among Māori and remained popular with all age groups. Here, boys relax after swimming in the Waikato River.

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Ross Calman, 'Traditional Māori games – ngā tākaro - Water sports', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39341/swimming-in-the-waikato-river-2011 (accessed 24 September 2019)

Story by Ross Calman, published 5 Sep 2013