Mo­bile row­ing sim­u­la­tor vis­its Toko­roa

South Waikato News - - ENTERTAINMENT -

The row­ing world cham­pi­onships start at the end of the month on Lake Kara­piro, but you can try out the course in Toko­roa on Satur­day.

The RowBox will be at Toko­roa’s Youth Park for the Youth Row event of In­volve ’10.

The RowBox is a truck trailer de­vel­oped to pro­mote the row­ing cham­pi­onships. It ex­pands and fea­tures row­ing ma­chines and a sim­u­la­tor of the Kara­piro course.

The Youth Row event is the brain­child of two Toko­roa High School stu­dents in­volved in the Stars Pro­gramme.

Julius Daniels-Mata and Deyanna Takiri said the idea came af­ter they helped take their school’s year nine stu­dents to Lake Kara­piro ear­lier this year.

‘‘We went for a tour where the world champs will be held,’’ Deyanna said. ‘‘We met all these fa­mous row­ers, got to go on row­ing ma­chines.’’

Along­side the RowBox, Youth Row will of­fer a range of ac­tiv­i­ties. There will be per­for­mances from youth bands, kapa haka groups, hip hop dancers and a ma­gi­cian.

While for kids there will be face paint­ing, a bouncy cas­tle and an­i­mal bal­loons.

Stars is a Pro- gramme run for high school stu­dents by the Foun­da­tion for Youth Devel­op­ment.

Photo: WAIKATO TIMES.

HAVE A GO: The Row Box will be in Toko­roa on Satur­day as part of In­volve ’10.

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