Are you ready and up for the chal­lenge?

Piako Post - - FRONT PAGE - KA­T­RINA TANIRAU

Mata­mata-Pi­ako District Mayor Jan Barnes has pledged to ride her bike to Do­main House in Te Aroha, while mem­bers of the Te Aroha Fire Bri­gade will be hit­ting the tread­mill.

World Chal­lenge Day co-or­di­na­tor Anna McLough­lin said ex­cite­ment is build­ing for World Chal­lenge Day on Wed­nes­day May 30, with just over 6000 par­tic­i­pants reg­is­tered.

Fon­terra Waitoa and UHT have signed up, and are go­ing to be do­ing ex­er­cise on the day.

District coun­cil­lors in­clud­ing Mayor Jan Barnes are go­ing to be do­ing a bike ride and/or a walk on the day up to do­main house, as well as the ex­er­cise they nor­mally do on a day to day ba­sis. Coun­cil­lor James Sains­bury has been ex­er­cis­ing and is en­cour­ag­ing ev­ery­one in the district to also get in­volved in World Chal­lenge Day.

At ap­prox­i­mately 1pm (NZ time) a live cross will be done, where the Mata­mataPi­ako district will cross live to a sta­dium of peo­ple in Ki­tikami, Ja­pan.

The main fo­cus of this event is to bring peo­ple from all walks of life, and all ages to­gether for one com­mon cause - to beat Ki­tikami.

Mata­mata Col­lege and Te Aroha Col­lege are do­ing a mufti day to raise money for cer­tain char­i­ties.

To­tal Re­hab Plus in Mor­rinsville is reg­is­tered and are go­ing to be al­low­ing mem­bers of the pub­lic to use their all ter­rain Moun­tain Trikes that power lifter Matt Gor­don used in a race re­cently.

Gyms around the district are also in­volved and are open to the pub­lic com­ing in on the day and do­ing 15 minute cir­cuits at ei­ther begin­ner, in­ter­me­di­ate or ad­vanced lev­els.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter go to: world­chal­lenge­day.co.nz

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Mata­mata-Pi­ako District Mayor Jan Barnes and Prime Min­is­ter Jacinda Ardern.

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