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Welcome to Piopio, A Thriving Village Nestled Between The
World Famous Waitomo Caves and The Rugged Taranaki Coast


Touch Rugby a big hit in Piopio

SOCIAL touch has proved popular in town! Kurt and Alisa Houghton started the competition for friends and families to get together in our local community and have a bit of fun.

Here’s what’s been going on…
Touch nights are a big deal! We have 13 teams of 12 people per team registered. On any night we can have up to 200 people with spectators, family and children.

The rugby club bar is always open and food is available for purchase on game nights. We started on Friday, October 14 and are doing seven weeks of round robin games. Semi finals and finals are on week 8.

We have our finals night on Friday, December 2 and will be having our prize-giving starting at 8.30pm after the games have finished. We have a trophy for the winning team along with cash prizes for 1st , 2nd and 3rd places, and a cash prize for the best dressed team, as well as spot prizes.

Touch has run seamlessly with the help and commitment of everyone involved. We’ve loved seeing every team turn up each week for their games and watching the kids having fun. We are hoping to have this as a yearly competition if the demand continues – we will wait for feedback after the end of the season.

Next year we hope to see repeat teams from this year, local business teams, high school teams and family groups.

Want to come and play? Make contact with Kurt Houghton or via the Piopio Social facebook page