Te Moana Nui Traditional Games, formerly known as Heiva Tūʻaro I Vaihi, is a competitive event celebrating, promoting and perpetuating ancestral sports of Oceania
November 5th, 2022 at Waimea Valley, North Shore, Oahu
2022 Draft Schedule (Subject to change)
8-8:50am - Athlete Check-in/Weigh-ins
9 am - Opening Ceremony
9:30 am - Coconut Tree Race at the Main Lawn (Tauma Haʻari)
10:30 am - Foot Race begins at Hale Hoʻike, ends at Upper Medow (Timau Ra'au)
12: 00 pm - Stone Lifting (Amora’a ‘Ōfa’i)
1:30 pm - Wrestling (Taputo)
2:45pm - Tahiti Mana performance and Award ceremony in the Amphitheater
3:15-4pm - Live Music featuring B.E.T. at Upper Meadow
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Registration is FREE. Registration will not be open after the deadline. The deadline is October 17th
*Update: Athlete Registration is now closed
Some footage of Heiva i Vaihi 2017 Traditional Sports on KHON 2 News
Some footage from Fresh TV featuring Tahiti's month long cultural festival Heiva i Tahiti that celebrates the traditional sports, music, dance, and more.