Over 200 children attended the Tūhoe athletic day which was held in Ruatoki last week.

The event has around 7 schools in the Tūhoe area participating. The day was celebrated with fun athletics activities for all years from primary to intermediate.

Karaitiana Teka of Te Wharekura o Ruatāhuna says that the event pulled the people together in a positive and safe environment.

Neke atu i te rua rau ngā tamariki i tae atu ki te rā hākinakina o Tūhoe, tērā i tū ki roto o Ruatoki i te wiki ka huri.  Tokowhitu ngā kura o roto o Ngāi Tūhoe i tae ake, ā, mai te reanga pēpē ki ngā takawaenga he hāinakina mo tēnā, mo tēnā.  Hei tā ngā kōrero mai a Karaitiana Teka o Te Wharekura o Huiarau he kaupapa tēnei e tāwharau i te iwi ki runga i te whakaaro nui.