Today rugby world cup fever started at Manaia Kindergarten! It was a wet stormy day and in a fine break the children decided to play rugby. Of course good Kiwi rugby matches begin with the haka! The haka is a Maori traditional dance often performed before rugby matches. Our haka needs some developing but you can see that the strength of the dance is inspiring and we will learn the words - Keep following our blog as the season develops. We were impressed to see an understanding of the game developing in the children, some awesome ball handling skills, passing and tackling, and team collaboration are evident. The children knew how to keep themselves safe while using some of the tactics of a real rugby match. Enjoy our movie.