Community Walks for the Puhinui

By Numia Ponika-Rangi

Manurewa and Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Boards are funding the first 6km Puhinui Stream Challenge. The free community fun walk and run, traces the Puhinui Stream from Manukau's Hayman Park to Manurewa's Totara Park.

Manurewa Local Board Chair Angela Dalton says, "It's the first time we've had an event like this out in South Auckland. A free walk event for everyone to enjoy of all fitness levels, through local parks and along urban streets."

This event follows on from last weekend's massive community clean-up of the Puhinui Stream, "When you're finding 200 trolleys and 300 car tyres in our streams, you know we can do a better job at loving and caring for our waterways."

So as well as getting the community together for some healthy fun, this event is part of our efforts to reconnect people to our environment.