Tapu ae

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Tapu ae (also known as Tapuwai and Tapuwae) is a traditional Māori ball game. It is an adaptation of ki-o-rahi to a court game, and was formalised about 1900. Today it is played on a hard surface such as a netball court. The court consists of two sides where players pass the ball aiming to knock the block in the middle of the two sides over.


  • Brown, Harko (2008). Ngā Taonga Tākaro: Māori Sports and Games. pp. 73–78. ISBN 9780143009702.