Our Hero

Kara Jane Wandless (mokopuna of Irirangi and Mohi ‘Moke’ Whitau) achieved her goal of completing the Wānaka Challenge Half Ironman Event in under six hours. Over 1600 competitors took part in the event which involved a 1.9km swim, 90km bike ride and a 21.1km run. This was an outstanding achievement for Kara Jane, considering she had to “learn” and train to swim only six months earlier with the on-going support of Roger, two little sons Nico and Tazz, their sister Tayla and of course the backup team of mum, Rangi-Sally Whitau Wast and whānau. [Read more…]