Blindness no barrier to conquering limits

By Talisa Kupenga
  • Te Whanganui-ā-Tara

Nā runga i te whai kia whakakitea ai te kakama o te hunga kāpō ki ngā mahi katoa ahakoa te aha, tokowhitu ngā kāpō kei te takahi i te aratiatia hei whakanui i te Wiki Kāpō. Mai i ngā māhi hoe waka kōhuka ki te oma roa, ko te kāpō, ehara i te tauārai i a rātou.

E whitu rau kiromita kua takahia i ngā rā e whitu, kua tae te tokowhitū kāpō toa o Te Tumu Kāpō ki te pae mutunga i Poneke.

E ai ki a Hamish Tahana (Te Atihaunui a Paparangi), “Oh it was a bit hard to think! We were going at a pretty fast pace, I'm not used to that, the body is not used to doing a sprint like that."

Hei whakanui i te wiki kāpō a-motu, tokowhitu ngā hunga kāpō i puta ki te ao, paki mai, ua mai mo te wero Life Without Limits a Te Tumu Kāpō. I kake maunga, i whakawhiti awa, kaore he momo taiao i mahue.

"My two favourites would be the rafting and the canoeing down the Whanganui river but that's because I'm a water person really,” hei tā Jo Froggatt (Ōtautahi)

"Definitely going down the Whanganui because I'm from there and my family is from there and also learning a little bit more about my ancestors,” hei tā Tahana.

"Summiting Mt Tongariro is a great highlight for me,” hei tā Peter Jones (Tokoroa).

"I don't do running so that was really really concerning me, but I'm really suprised about how well I got through it all,” hei tā Petronella Spicer (Ōtautahi).

Ahakoa te rerekē o ngā taumata ora, pakeke hoki, nāwai, nāwai, ka piri, ka tata

"It showed each of us that when we push ourselves we can go beyond what we thought we could do,” hei tā Tahana.

"Life's limitless. Anything you want to achieve it's very much possible,” hei tā Spicer.

Inaianei ko te kai, te whakatā me te hoki ki te kainga te mahi a ēnei kiri māia. 

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