Māori men and women from across Aotearoa are taking up the challenge to showcase their skills and inspire others with demonstrations of Māori weaponry. #10HitChallenge
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Kiwa and Koa Mo’o are a pair of brothers who whakapapa to Ngāti Porou, but were brought up in the United States. They are currently students of Toi Hawaiki - a mau rākau branch of Te Whare Tū Taua o Aotearoa based in Hawaii - in which they have found peace in the learning of their Māori identity.
Mau raakau is an ancient practice from the gods, however despite this it was almost lost in Ngaai Tahu, according to a tutor who is reviving the ancient tradition amongst the women and men in the South Island.