I am walking 200km for the cyclone affected East Coast

Destroyed bridges and damaged roads won’t stop social media entertainer Te Aorere Pewhairangi from trying to make a difference for his iwi. 

Ohinga caught up with Te Aorere as he was embarking on his fundraising project - the Waewae 35 - which is a 200km hīkoi from Tūranganui-a-Kiwa to Te Wharekāhika.

It’s a journey to raise both awareness and funds for the people of Ngāti Porou as they try to piece their lives back together following the devastation of Cyclone Gabrielle. 

This is part of our reo Māori series, Ohinga, created by Mahi Tahi Media, with funding from Te Māngai Pāho. Stay tuned for a new episode every week.

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