Tens of thousands of tribal members are likely to take part in the biennial Waikato-Tainui Games, organisers say.
The three-weekend event has been created for descendants of all ages and celebrates tribal identity and unity, as well as encouraging members to support their more than 60 tribal marae.
This weekend is the last instalment of the event and is being held at Hopuhopu, near Hamilton. It will showcase the main games, such as touch rugby and netball.
The two-day gathering will end with a concert, featuring performances by artists including 1814, Sons of Zion and Bella Kalolo.