CrossFit comp attracts Māori competitors at NZ Fitness Expo

By Tamati Tiananga

The NZ Fitness Expo, alongside the Industrial Athletic Arena, ran a two-day Industrial Athletic Invitational CrossFit competition which attracted the country's top-ranked competitors.

After an eight-month layoff, Puawai Munro-Halkyard (Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri) is back on top.

She's been on a break since November last year, but still managed to take first place.

Puawai will compete in an event once a month for the rest of the year and will attempt to make a successful transition into Olympic lifting in August.

To be invited to compete in this event, you need to place in the top 15 for ladies and top 20 for men.

Tracey Stuart from Far North CrossFit was among the top athletes.

Tracey's family had to battle nature to get to the event after recent power cuts and floods in the Far North.

Tracey will be travelling to Brisbane, Australia, next month to compete in the Trans-Tasman competition.