He proudly comes from a whānau with a combined total of 200 outrigger canon medals from both national and international competitions.
Defending W1 Open Mens champ, Tupu King of Ngāpuhi is ready to hit the water amongst top competition at this year’s Waka Ama Nationals at Karāpiro.
One of his biggest achievements was when he placed third at the Rio de Janeiro World Championships.
King says he has trained hard and prepared himself to hopefully add more medals to his cabinet.
Rewa Harriman will have more details tonight on Te Kāea and full races can also be located on the Māori Television website - www.maoritelevison.com