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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:32am

A crowd of young people on a lawn throwing poi in the air

Traditional games and Top Town challenges were part of a first Tamariki Day for Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki ki Taumutu.

Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki ki Taumutu hosted the day, for young people associated with the rūnanga at the start of the year. The day
was supported by the Selwyn Youth Project Fund, which is open for applications.

A group of 120 young people attended the event at Te Pāo Moki, supported by Sports Canterbury and University of Canterbury
Masters students. They enjoyed games and challenges designed to foster health, relationships and cultural understanding, Te Taumutu Rūnanga chairperson Liz Brown says.

“We were blessed with beautiful weather when we split into two groups for Top Town challenges at Awhitu House and traditional
games at Te Pāo Moki. Our focus of the day was tamariki and rakatahi wellbeing, being active within our environments.

“We had our friends from Selwyn Libraries attend with the Edge Connector Vehicle, this allows our tamariki to register to be a
member of Selwyn Libraries. What a great day for all Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki ki Taumutu whānau!"

Up to $5,000 in funds is available from the Selwyn Youth Project Fund, run by the Youth Council to support groups and Individuals with events or activities that support the wellbeing of youth in Selwyn. So if you have a cool idea, or a plan in place (big or small) to deliver something great for the community, the Selwyn Youth Council is keen to hear from you.

For criteria and to apply visit the youth council page, or email the youth.council if you have any questions.