About Us

Your club colours are your badge of honor, representing your pride in your story of who you are & where you come from.

Your crest saying that you belong to a club, a community, a team of warriors.

It does not simply say that you are there to play, it says that you are there to represent your club/community with passion & pride to achieve success on and off the field.

Here at Taiaha Sports Wear we offer the highest quality performance sportswear to match your inner warrior spirit & set standards that are part of that winning culture.


Who We Are

Taiaha Pronounced “Tai a ha” is a special scared weapon of the indigenous people of New Zealand.
Once used in combat and now used in Haka performances when welcoming dignitaries to New Zealand and community events. Taiaha is also used as an educational tool and symbol to development young male & female’s character, mental attributes, and leadership.

By taking great pride in the material and craftsmanship used to provide clubs with a professional service, customized designs, quality performance fabrics, fashionable leisurewear with quick turn around delivery times, you are guaranteed to look and feel your best on and off the field.

Through our mission of Past, Present, and Future, combined with our values of commitment, integrity, honor, and pride we work with you to design performance driven team kit with fashionable leisurewear like no one else.

Our Story

Established in 2005 by New Zealand professional rugby player Philip Werahiko, Taiaha has the sports pitch, its battles, challenges, passion and pride in its life-blood. Created to bring a sense of pride and identity to your club and community. Sport teaches us many lessons we can carry into all aspects of our lives.

Raised in Putaruru, a small community country town in Waikato New Zealand, Phil learned at a very young age the importance of representing your community. In his early rugby career he moved to play rugby for Ngongotaha Rugby Club in the Bay of Plenty Province. The rugby experience in Bay of Plenty is to be the making of Phil’s early philosophy “Get Hard or Go Home!!”

After many successful years as Player & Captain on the Bay of Plenty 7s team, he then moved to play and coach in Ireland. His success in Irish Rugby i built on the clubs past paying respect to the support of the community and those players who worn the jersey before, the motivation is driven by the sacrifice of many selfless supporters of the present and inspirational values Commitment, Courage, Honesty, Trust and integrity of the future to ensure the legacy is left in good hands.

This combination of upbringing, progress, and philosophies created what Phil’s and Taiaha Sports Wear entire mission is today. Each of life’s challenges and experiences will carve and shape your story, your “Taiaha”. It is our mission to express your story through Professional Custom Designs, Quality Fabrics & Performance driven garments.

Wearing your Taiaha on the outside represents who you are on the inside.

So work with a Sports Wear Company who has been in your shoes, shared your battles, and understands the importance of your pride. Allow Taiaha the opportunity to help you represent your clubs warrior spirit inside and out.

A Taiaha Jersey is Worn by Warriors… Wear it with Pride.