TE MARU O MAUAO KI TAURANGA MOANA BASKETBALL CLUB
Te Maru o Mauao ki Tauranga Moana Māori Basketball Club musters once a year to take teams to the National Māori Basketball tournament. The club was established in 2015 under the umbrella of Tauranga City Basketball Association and continues to grow in strength.
Players are of Māori descent with close affiliations to Ngāti Ranginui, Ngaiterangi and Ngāti Pukenga three iwi of Tauranga Moana. The club is rohe (district) based which also welcomes Māori players from other tribal affiliations living in Tauranga to play under the mantel of Te Maru o Mauao ki Tauranga Moana.
The clubs core values are Whanaungatanga a sense of family and belonging, Te Reo Māori we encourage the use of te reo Māori basketball terminologies and words, Haka we encourage the learning of haka and waiata to evoke a sense of strength and pride.
Our club encourages all Māori basketball players to be confident in knowing who they are, where they come from and to support each other as a whānau who loves basketball.