Tapu Ae is one of many Kī (ball) game variations. Traditionally the Pawero area's on the field were sometimes specially constructed mounds of dirt.
Papa Tākaro (playing fields) were therefore highly maintained and valued places for developing physical well being, developing and requiring a range of different skills.
Below are 2 forms of variations:
STATIC - Designed to encourage passing and team work, not so daunting for less active players.
- No running while in possession of the KI.
- Defenders stay 3 feet away, no contact.
DYNAMIC - You can run with the ki.
- Tackling, ripper tags or touch is allowed depending on the group.