te wero o te houtaewa
Te Houtaewa Māori Charitable Trust welcomes you all to Te Hiku O Te Ika (The Tale of The Fish). To help ensure an enjoyable and memorable time for all entrants, supporters, media and sponsors, please read the following information carefully as it constitutes the rules and race conditions of the Te Wero o Te Houtaewa 2022.
If you have a medical problem, which might lead to an emergency, please let us know, so we can have this information included on your Race ID, alternatively, put a cross on the front of your race number and write the details on the reverse of your race number, especially your medication. Wear appropriate clothes for the weather and distance. Start the race well hydrated and drink regularly as you lose a lot of fluid ‘insensibly’.
Support Stations will have basic first aid kits and staff in attendance and are positioned every 3kms. St John’s personnel are available at the race finish line. If you feel distressed, please go to the nearest Support Station for assistance.
Race Headquarters will be established at Korou Kore Marae, Ahipara, on Friday 25th March 2022. Hours: 05:30 am to 10:00 pm.
A bus and baggage service will be provided for the Ultra Marathon, Marathon and Half-Marathon entrants only to the each of the race starts. Baggage containers will be provided at the start of each location and be transported to the Te Houtaewa Maori Charitable Trust HQ's at Paripari Domain 163 Foreshore Road, Ahipara for collection, then Korou Kore Marae, Saturday evening and by correspondence after.
Support Stations will be located on the course every 3 kilometres with at least water, bananas, flat coke, sandwiches, sweets, chips etc.
Te Houtaewa Village at Paripari Domain on 163 Foreshore Rd, Ahipara on Saturday 19th March commencing at approx 3.30 pm. This will be the formal recognition and all registered entries must be at the ceremony and not represented, and you will forfeit any additional taonga (prize).
All entries who finish the Te Wero o Te Houtaewa are champions, the mauri (the essence of the kaupapa), that enables us to celebrate each year. Each registered entry will receive a peke of taonga, hand selected for this annual event.
(Please note this does not include the koha event, registrations)
Full results will be posted on the website within the following week.
Te Houtaewa Village at Paripari Domain on 163 Foreshore Rd, Ahipara on Saturday 26th March commencing at approx 3.30 pm. This will be the formal recognition and all registered entries must be at the ceremony and not represented, and you will forfeit any additional taonga (prize).
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te houtaewa challenge
The youth version of a Marathon Team Relay. Exactly the same in terms of requirements to participate but sponsored by Te Houtaewa Maori Charitable Trust to ensure that this korero will be here for Mokopuna of tomorrow.
This is created by Tamariki for Tamariki, following in the footsteps of our Tupuna and the Wero “Te Houtaewa Challenge”, known for his incredible athletic abilities.
In teams of six, you will form a relay team where you will all participate in the 42km Marathon course, each completing 6km of the journey towards the finish line of Paripari Domain, Ahipara. At the end of the relay, you will be welcomed into a festival where your whanau and friends are encouraged to come along to help cheer you and your team in.
Anyone that’s a taitamariki/youth!
Taitamariki/youth is any persons between the ages of 13 – 22 years old, so anyone aged between 13 – 22 years old can enter and be part of the Taitamariki Ultra Team Relay Challenge.
We want this challenge to be inclusive to all youth in our community so we encourage anyone in this age range to come together, form a team and take part in the challenge!
We want to break down the financial barriers for our taitamariki (youth) in order for them to be a part of this challenge! Register a team and together decide, what and how you will contribute.
KOHA – (Maori custom of a gift, present, offering, donation, or contribution) toward this event.
It is up to you to form a team! You can team up together with classmates from school, like a sports team, as a church group, as a whanau or just as a unique team!
Some things to know
The challenge takes place on Saturday 19 March 2022 at 8:15 AM.
The challenge begins at Hukatere on Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē (Ninety Mile Beach) and finishes at PariPari Domain, 163 Foreshore Road, Ahipara. 19
As this race takes place on Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē (Ninety Mile Beach), we recommend 4×4 wheel drive vehicle in order to handle the soft terrain.
The relay is a 6-person team with each team member running a distance of 6km. The changeover will be in accordance with standard rules whereby athletes must touch hands in the designated transition area.
In case of injury or illness during the race which forces the athlete to abandon the competition, the next stage runner may start immediately after an official has verified the situation.
All participants are expected to carry a kumara and every team relay member to collect and carry the additional kumara at each designated station. Teams must All cross over the finish line together. All participants are to “return a kumara” to the Village Pātaka.
Your team must supply their own 4×4 vehicle with a designated team driver who will be there to support the running members by driving along the beach to the start point of each leg.
Ko tōu reo, ko tōku reo, te tuakiri tangata.Tīhei uriuri, tīhei nakonako!Ko Kurahaupo te wakaKo Pohurihanga te rangatiraKo Maungapiko te maungaKo Parengarenga te moanaKo Waiora te maraeKo Ngāti Kuri te iwiHe uri tēnei nō ngā iwi o Muriwhenua. Kua roa nei te wā e noho ana ki te rohe o Ngāti kahuwhakaako tamariki ana.