Additional reporting by Whakaata Māori videographer Nick Winter.
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Māori crossfitter helps lead team to regionals, ready for international stage
CrossFit has become one of the most popular and fastest-growing sports over the past 10 years - and it's our Māori athletes leading the way.
Mātātoa: Aotearoa's first reo Māori crossfit competition
Mātātoa, the first reo Māori crossfit competition, took place in Tāmaki Makaurau over the weekend. The competition brought 160 athletes together to battle it out in 18 teams.
CrossFit champs persevere despite being in isolation
Madeleine Shelling and Marnie Sykes are back in Aotearoa after competing in the 2021 Nobull CrossFit games.
'My tupuna were there with me'-Te Arawa teenager third in world CrossFit Games
Hiko o te Rangi Curtis (Te Arawa) has come third in the 16-17-year-old age bracket in the World CrossFit Games.
International Crossfit athlete sets up Kawerau's first sports academy
Davina Merepeka Thompson hopes this will create a pathway for rangatahi in elite and high-performance sport.
World Crossfit competitor joins Te Ao Toa in the studio
Teenage world Crossfit competitor joins Te Ao Toa in the studio.
'Insensitive' tweet causes Māori CrossFit operator to sever ties
CrossFit founder Greg Glassman made waves in a tweet that compared George Floyd to COVID-19. This caused Māori CrossFit gym owner Verdine Smith to sever all ties with the movement, and go out on his own.
24 hours of fitness for Movember
In support of Movember, former Māori All Black and current Counties Manukau rugby player Joseph Royal took up the challenge to work out for 24 hours. The descendant of Ngāti Whātua has been supporting cancer awareness in his playing duties all year, and went another step further- being active for a whole day for the cause.
Kitini Taihuka raises the bar in weightlifting
Champion waka ama paddler and star rugby player Kitini Taihuka has been involved in CrossFit since he was ten years old and just last week won the NZ Under 15 male NZ Olympic Weightlifting title.