Ōraka turned up the heat for Te Manawa Whānau family fun day! What an amazing day had by all and a wonderful opportunity to bring whānau and community together.
More than 150 registered on the day and tons of whānau came out in support of those competing in our fun challenges from egg and spoon races, to a tug of war, tītī bucket challenge, and obstacle course among others.
A huge shoutout to our sponsors - The Aparima, Hammer Hardware Riverton, Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, Southland Surf School, Tū Mokomoko, Toi Toi Maori Art & Gift Shop, Miharo, Ōraka Aparima Runaka, Fowlers Oysters, Riverton Pharmacy!
Check out this amazing feedback from whanau:
"For me personally, I came to reconnect not just for myself but my whānau … Māori community/customs/tikanga. I got to spend a mean day with my whānau."
"What an awesome day, bringing whānau and the community together. Felt the mauri and the aroha."
"To get community interested in better health in a fun way. Really enjoyed the experience and a great community feel."