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2020 Māori National Basketball Campaign

All systems GO for the clubs build up to the 2020 Māori National Basketball tournament in Rotorua in January. The club is hoping to muster 12 teams for the tournament and defend the national title as the NZ Māori Basketball Wahine team gold medallists’ 2019. Trials...

Pākura Tournament a great success

A great day of fun was had at TrustPower Arena on Saturday 19 January for Pākura, a tournament for under 10 and 12 age groups. This was the first tournament for Te Maru o Mauao, directly aligning with the purposes of the club to encourage participation of Māori in the...

NIFTY 9’ers

NIFTY 9’ers

In partnership with Te Puni Kokiri the Nifty Niners programme is a fun basketball experience for our youngest tama and kōtiro players (5-9 years old) wanting to give basketball a go. Most participants will not have played basketball at a competitive level or are...

Eastern Eagles Champions

Eastern Eagles Champions

Our Te Maru o Mauao U19 Wāhine team attended the Eastern Eagles Basketball Invitational Tournament in Whakatane. ‘The club saw it as a great opportunity to start the team’s training towards the 2019 Maori Nationals Basketball tournament’ said Shirley-Marie Coffin club...

Te Maru announces 11 teams to attend Maori Nationals 2019

Te Maru announces 11 teams to attend Maori Nationals 2019

Hundreds of tamariki and rangatahi turned out to the trials for six grades on the 14th October at ASB Arena. Eleven teams have been selected to go to the Māori Nationals held in Rotorua in January 2019. ‘This is our first time moving to a trial format’ says Chairman...

NZ Māori finish strong but Australia take the series

NZ Māori finish strong but Australia take the series

The Apunipima Australian Indigenous Basketball All Stars have won their fourth consecutive Trans-Tasman campaign, defeating the New Zealand Maori National Team 2-1 in the best-of-three annual series played in Te Awamutu and Tauranga Moana. The Maori representative...

Te Wharekura o Mauao Kōtiro make top 8 at Nationals

Te Wharekura o Mauao Kōtiro make top 8 at Nationals

Te Wharekura o Mauao Kotiro came seventh in the New Zealand Secondary School A Championships held in New Plymouth recently. It was a great effort with the team finishing very strongly. Five of the players are juniors, so this was a good experience for them playing at...

NZ Maori V Australian Indigenous All Stars

NZ Maori V Australian Indigenous All Stars

The 5th Annual Trans-Tasman Basketball Series between the Australian Indigenous (All Stars) vs NZ Māori Men’s team visits Tauranga on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th September 2018. Hosted by Te Maru o Mauao ki Tauranga Moana Basketball Club and Māori...

Hononga ki the Whenua Moemoea

Hononga ki the Whenua Moemoea

Ngāti Kahu welcomed the Australian Indigenous Basketball (All Stars) team at Wairoa Marae last night following their six hour journey from Brisbane. “We had asked the All Stars Head Coach Joel Khalu in 2016 to come and stay at our marae the next time they...

2019 Season Plans Underway

2019 Season Plans Underway

Plans are already underway for the clubs 2018-2019 season including some new events that will focus on encouraging the use of te reo Māori, cultural exchange and building inter-generational Māori basketball. Stay tuned, stay engaged by checking out our...

Te Maru o Mauao breaks into the finals four times in 2018

Te Maru o Mauao breaks into the finals four times in 2018

For the first time our Tāne (Men) made the finals of the 2018 Māori National Tournament held in Rotorua. Starting as underdogs and having a low profile in the competition, the Tāne brought intensity and magic to break their way past a strong Waikato-Tainui...

110 – 16 – 3

110 – 16 – 3

Those are the numbers from the weekend. One hundred and ten balls were bouncing in preparation for the 2018 Māori National Tournament. Sixteen Te Maru o Mauao basketball teams practised on Sunday at three venues, Te Wharekura o Mauao, Tauranga Intermediate...

Nifty 9’ers on the Ninth

Nifty 9’ers on the Ninth

Our Nifty Thrifty under nines took to the court for a fun filled day organised just for them at Te Akau ki Papamoa Primary School. The fun started at 11am and continued into the afternoon. A shooting and lay up comp, some fast games, a BBQ, cool sounds by...

Haka Wānanga

Haka Wānanga

Haka, waiata and poitūkohu basketball. Our wānanga (workshop) on kapa haka happened at ASB Arena on Saturday 2 December. We learnt two haka and a waiata-a-ringa action song ‘Tauranga Moana’. The teaching of the haka was conducted by invited manuhiri Wiremu...

Whānau means fun

Whānau means fun

Whānau means fun 30 October 2017 Balloons, hand games and some basketball skills was a heap of fun at our 1st muster at QE2.  Over 130 Māori players took part in the all day wānanga (workshop and training).  The theme was ‘Whanaungatanga’, Chairman Antoine...

Fearless volunteers score bench over 300 games

Fearless volunteers score bench over 300 games

30 October 2017   Te Maru o Mauao partnered with HoopNation over Labour Weekend to roster 70+ volunteers onto 13 score benches across five different venues over a 3 day period. The grades ranged from under 13s to Elite Men and Women. Volunteer co-ordinator...

Coaches Line-Up

Coaches Line-Up

What a fantastic line up of Tauranga Moana coaches and managers putting their names forward to coach for Te Maru o Mauao 2018 Maori National Basketball tournament campaign. Antoine Coffin Chair of Te Maru o Mauao stated ‘the high calibre and coaching...