73-year-old kuia inspires participation in IronMāori

Waiora Rogers has participated in 11 half IronMāori events. She’s 73 years old.

As one of the first to sign up when the event began, she says health is important to her people and IronMāori is all about that.

“I think if you lead by example, sometimes, somebody might want to do what you’re doing.”

Heather Skipworth started IronMāori in 2009 and it’s grown to include several events throughout the year.

Whakawhānaungatanga is the key theme,” says Heather. “Inclusiveness of IronMāori means that you can compete, or you can come and get your money’s worth and take as long as you like.

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