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Tātou Araroa

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Given by 47 generous donors in around 5 months

Walking the length of NZ to help raise awareness and funds for mental health.

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Starting on Saturday 3rd October 2020, my wife Sarah and I embarked upon walking Te Araroa. From Cape Reinga/Te Rerenga Wairua in the Far North of Aotearoa/New Zealand, to Bluff/Motupōhue in the deep South, this 3008km journey will see us travel along endless beaches, through dense, unforgiving and muddy forests, across towns and cities, over and around mountains, between volcanoes, down rivers (which are also people….), over exposed and remote saddles and so much more of our rich geographic tapestry. It offers us a chance to immerse ourselves in all that Aotearoa/New Zealand has to offer.

Through our own experiences and those of our families and friends, we have experienced first-hand the debilitating and misunderstood spectre of depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. We are proud to support a worthy cause like The Mental Health Foundation to provide support for all New Zealanders who need it.

Bill Huppler's involvement (page creator)

My wife Sarah and I are walking the 3008km Te Araroa Trail to raise awareness and funds for Mental Health in NZ.

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Kleber 18 hours ago
Nearly there guys
Guest Donor
Guest Donor 19 hours ago
I am blessed to call you my friends
Anne Walker
Anne Walker on 09 Feb 2021
Well done you two. Anne Walker
Cheryl-Kay PhIllips
Cheryl-Kay PhIllips on 31 Jan 2021
It’s 1am and I’ve just finished binge reading all of your blogs for the last 3 or so hours 😂😂 I think about you guys regularly due to the fact that my dad is constantly talking about doing te araroa himself! Just a pipe dream atm but he spends hours watching vlogs or YouTube videos about what to pack etc 😂. I finally decided to catch up seeing as though you guys are so close to finishing! If you fancy on your way back through to the north island you are more than welcome to have a stop over at my place in greytown. I can pick you guys up from the airport and drop you back. We have a little cottage that you guys could stay in for as long as you like! I think my dad would love to interview you guys 😂 otherwise all the best for the rest of your travels!!! You guys are smashing it!!!
Rob on 28 Dec 2020

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