Kōkiri 9 – Te Tai Hāuauru: Kaumātua 60 Plus

Published in Kōkiri 9, Pipiri - Hōngongoi 2008

Te Puni Kōkiri supported Awa Sports to provide a fun day full of indoor sports and recreation activities for kaumātua.

Local research showed there was a lack of physical activities and sports events for kaumātua in Whanganui. Held at the local Returned Services Association (RSA) Club, the event attracted more than 50 kaumātua, whānau and kaimahi.

The challenge saw six groups of kaumātua competing at darts, 8-ball, skittles, quoit hoops, indoor bowls and petanque.  Lunch came with a demonstration from the Roopū Rueda salsa team with line dancing and karaoke.

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