Nau mai, piki mai, kake mai ki runga i tō tātou hīkoi a TOA kua takohahia e Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.
Welcome to TOA 2013!! Tau Ora is excited to present another year of TOA for our Kaimahi that has exciting new website features and resources.
TOA is the TWoA pedometer competition that takes place from May-August every year. Teams of five wear a pedometer and start stepping for 17 weeks. Every step taken is recorded using the TOA website or via text message and as you enter your steps you will be taken on your own virtual journey. This year we are excited to announce that our virtual Hikoi will be around the East, North East & Outback Australia beginning in Sydney and ending in Uluru-Kata Tjuta (previously known as Ayres Rock).
The journey will take you through a discovery of the East, North East and Outback Australia and provide you with some information and history of the area as well as a local Dreamtime story.
The Hīkoi runs for 13 weeks starting on Monday 6th May and finishing on Friday 30 August 2013.
No reira kia kaha ra whanau, kia hikoi ai tatou ki te whenua o nga Tangata Moemoea.
Na matou o Tau Ora
"Damn!!! Forget my pedometer yesterday. I still did the walking thing, but the whole time I was thinking "what a waste" sob, sob,...sniff, sniff:-("
"Heading on up the Gold Coast..... yay.... maybe time for some R & R here before pushing on????? Lol. I wish:)"
"I think 'Four Chicks and a Bloke' should move up to competitive too lol"
"This is my son Jordan. I'll do anything for him! my dad died of obesity when I was 17 and I could see that I was heading down the same road. So thank you TOA staff for helping me change my lifestyle so Jordan can have his dad around for longer than I had mine. I've lost 5kg so far and aim to lose 19 more. Doing it for my wife and kids!!!"
"Bahahahahahahaha what happened to Gizzy Girls?? thats what happens when you try run marathons everyday, u get moved up to competitive lol #AllOrNgati"
"Kia Ora Whanau if you are finding it hard to vote on a creative team then here is a suggestion -ALL OR NGATI"
"WELL.....just putting it out there THAT RAROERA has started a lil neti 1/2 court comp amongst our TOA teams....we start next Thursday ... I also hear that HO has started a netball comp too and can't wait to be invited ... so .... with the hope of everyone getting on board and thinking outside the box that the motu may just have a lil whakataetae weather it be in netball, touch, waka or what have you! Pink ladies...OWT!!"
"just a thought, "excuses dont burn calories!!!""
"Can you please spell our team name correctly?"
"Far 'JaSaPariDe' must walk in their sleep too lol #hater"
"This is such a cool thing were doing, Im so into it that I've fallen to sleep with my pedometre and I found it in the couch lol"
"It says our team is coming 13rd! n thats not a typo on my end lol weighed in this week at 88kgs! Woah - big fatty at th mo. 98kgs since my last weigh in at 38wks hapu. baby was born at 42wks. 5wks to date since my sons been born, so ive lost bout 10kgs lol. 6th day clean eating today (no sugar, only water n next to no carbs) 1st week iv been able to run. getting there, slowly but surely #putinwork "
"Woohoo, 4 phaties and a skinny in the TOP 10 - too much koutou!!!"
"I've lost 4kgs since the comp started. Feeling pretty good!! And I love how I'm in a team that aren't fitness freaks but we are still top 5! S.K.A.C.S. "
"awesome team ninja turtles we rock the boat in toi style we fight to the end turtle style "