When I started in New Zealand I was completely over-packed! However the average woman was a bit younger than the average man – 32 vs 36 years old. Sickness could come from both mate tangata (physical causes) and mate at… On the other side of the spectrum, the youngest to answer the survey was seventeen during the time of her hike, and in total, 7 of the 79 who stated their ages were twenty years or younger during their walks. Te Araroa Daily Log Other trail stats and tid bits: Trail slogan: keep putting one foot in front of the other Starting kilometer: 0 km Cape Reinga Finishing kilometer: 3008 Stirling … [8], Awatere Marae and Te Aotaihi meeting house, located south of the township, is a meeting place of Te Whānau a Hinerupe. Te Araroa is the birthplace of Sir Apirana Ngata, who made it his life’s goal to uplift the Māori race spiritually, culturally and economically. by Mr. Sealpoop; September 20, 2019 September 30, 2019; A Rite of Passage for the Young, a Midlife-Crisis or a Senior's Reward for a Life of Toil? There was a cafe called the Blue Duck where we had lasagna for lunch. The median walker along Te Araroa is 29 years old, while the average walker is a few years older at 34 years old. In the 2000s Te Araroa was a popular stop for travellers on State Highway 35. Te Araroa is a town in the Gisborne Region of the North Island of New Zealand. Tent sites from $11, rooms from $55. Māori in the area are generally associated with the Ngāti Porou iwi. Te Araroa Holiday Park, State Highway 35 (approx 6km west of the township), ☎ 06 864 4873. P.S: You afraid of getting older? In the 2000s Te Araroa was a popular stop for travellers on State Highway 35. The deaths of a woman and her two children at Te Araroa near East Cape are being investigated as a suspected murder-suicide. (37°36'25.0S, 178°18'50.0E) edit The median age for male and female trampers is both 29 years old. The population development of Te Araroa as well as related information and services (weather, Wikipedia, Google, images). ... Commemorate your Te Araroa hike with this awesome T-Shirt. Name Region Population Estimate 1996-06-30 Population Estimate 2001-06-30 Population Estimate 2006-06-30 Population Estimate 2013-06-30 Population Estimate 2018-06-30 Population [2], Te Araroa sits at the base of Whetumatarau at the eastern end of Kawakawa Bay. [3], The township has a medical centre, general store, takeaways, fire station and police station. Here’s an article about the then 82-year old Dale Sanders or Greybeard, who in 2017 became the oldest person to hike the Appalachian Trail. OFFICIAL BLOG SITE : This is the official blog site for our Te Araroa walk : Follow us on our trek to raise funds for KEA conservation : Starting 20 FEB 17 Three people are dead after a horror crash on State Highway 35 in Te Araroa in the Gisborne district early this morning. South Island Te Araroa Trail. Te Araroa to Save the Kea. His goal was to uplift the Maori race spiritually, culturally and economically. [7] The community rallied to raise funds to build a new marae on the same site as the former 130-year-old building. The Te Araroa Trail, or TA, is a 3,000-kilometer conglomeration of trails, roads, beaches, routes, and more than a few "hazard zones." In August 2019, my wife Jenny died a year after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. The South Island is much more remote and wild; here, the TA winds through many national parks and forests with huts … Screw buying a fancy car, and skip the trip with your friends to South-East Asia – becoming a Hobbit and walking across New Zealand is the new hot thing to do when the book of life needs a new exciting chapter. [5][6] It also received Government funding for an upgrade in October 2020. In 2006 the local pub, the Kawakawa Hotel was ravaged by a major fire. Nearby Punaruku beach has safe swimming, surfing and shore fishing. None of them were beginners – one of the two had tramped two other long-distance hikes, while the other had tramped three or more. “Te Araroa will be there next year, but maybe I won’t” one wrote on why he walked the trail. [6], In October 2020, the Government committed $5,756,639 from the Provincial Growth Fund to upgrade the marae and 28 others in the Gisborne District. Geoff saw his dream realised in 2011 when Te Araroa officially opened. One major fundraising event The Out of the Ashes Festival saw New Zealand performers Sir Howard Morrison, Dave Dobbyn, Neil Finn and Annie Crummer perform at the Te Araroa Domain. No one will know..), Is there a difference between women and men? Recreational facilities include a children's playground, skate park and rugby domain. The town has a stated population of eight people. The wharenui is also called Hinerupe. Take a look at their age distribution down below: NOTE: Naturally the results you’ll see here will not reflect reality 100% truthfully as the people who answer surveys sent out to Facebook groups are not a mirror reflection of people who walk across countries, so take the results with some big grains of salt! Police can now confirm the names of those who died in a crash in Te Araroa yesterday. He encouraged the development and settlement of Maori lands as well as the building of carved meeting houses and memorials such as St Mary's Church … Geoff and a group of willing people who shared the vision formed the Te Araroa Trust shortly after. It is situated 175 km north of Gisborne city, along State Highway 35 between Tokata and Awatere. [8], Te Waha o Rerekohu Area School is a Year 1–13 co-educational state area school with a roll of 106 students as of March 2020. Don’t be! (If you are unsure of the difference between median and average, or more precisely median vs mean. One of them claimed to be a purist who walked the entire trail, the other skipped a few road-walks. Te Araroa is a town in the Gisborne Region of the North Island of New Zealand. [2], The New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage gives a translation of "the long path" for Te Araroa. The shirt features original hand-drawn artwork View … Her only regret was that she didn’t have the time to see more of this wonderful country which is now our home. Today we will take a look on how old those who are tramping Te Araroa are. Whakahoro, population 8. [5][6], In 1996 an electrical fire destroyed part of Hinerupe Marae. (If you are unsure of the difference between median and average, or more precisely median vs mean, press here. For the hiking trail, see, A request that this article title be changed to, Education Counts: Te Waha o Rerekohu Area School, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Te_Araroa&oldid=995238363, Populated places in the Gisborne District, Use New Zealand English from January 2015, All Wikipedia articles written in New Zealand English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 19 December 2020, at 23:32. Can it be that those who hike both islands are a those blessed with the vitaly of youth? Te Araroa is the birthplace of noted Māori politician Sir Āpirana Ngata. The landfill east of the East Cape town of Te Araroa, which has been closed for 15 years, has been exposed after heavy rain caused the Awatere River to swell and erode the land it was buried under. Impressive! And while I am much younger than Dale, you might also be interested in reading about my adventures along Te Araroa in book form, available for one tiny little dollar on Amazon or on Apple Books – but also for free on this website! I’d been thinking about attemp Find out how many people live in New Zealand and areas within New Zealand, and what these populations may be like in the future. Kākā numbers have declined since the early 2000s, in contrast to the birds’ “nationally recovering” status elsewhere. [8], Hurae or Te Kahika Marae and meeting house, also located south of the township, is also a meeting place of Te Whānau a Hinerupe. [1] Te Araroa is the birthplace of noted Māori politician Sir Āpirana Ngata. Population (Te Kauwhata): 1,769 (2016 estimate), with growth projected to reach 3,093 by 2045. Due to the small sample size these small changes are not something to draw any greater conclusions from, and considering the survey was answered by members of the Te Araroa Facebook group the answers might differ from the general tramping population. [9][10][11], Coordinates: .mw-parser-output .geo-default,.mw-parser-output .geo-dms,.mw-parser-output .geo-dec{display:inline}.mw-parser-output .geo-nondefault,.mw-parser-output .geo-multi-punct{display:none}.mw-parser-output .longitude,.mw-parser-output .latitude{white-space:nowrap}37°38′S 178°22′E / 37.633°S 178.367°E / -37.633; 178.367, This article is about the East Coast township. You told us what you wanted to see in your community in the future. [4], The local Hinerupe Marae and meeting house, located in the township, is a tribal meeting place of the Ngāti Porou hapū of Ngāti Tuere, Te Whānau a Hinerupe, Te Whānau a Karuai and Te Whānau a Tuwhakairiora. I can’t think of any other way I’d rather have spent the last four months. If you are following the Te Araroa community, you will likely have heard of the Rapsey family and the siblings Jonathan and Elizabeth who became the youngest to finish the trail at age seven and nine, respectively. Tramping the full length … Name Region Population Estimate 1996-06-30 Population Estimate 2001-06-30 Population Estimate 2006-06-30 Population Estimate 2013-06-30 Population Estimate 2018-06-30 Population As you can see, heading out into the backcountry is something that people of nearly all ages do, but if you happen to stumble upon anyone in the woods that person is most likely between the ages of twenty and thirty-five. We heard lots of great ideas and a number of these initiatives can be … On these two long distance trails I tried out a lot of different gear and also learned a lot. Sunrise time and sunset time monthly calendar for Te Araroa, Gisborne Region, New Zealand. Hinerupe marae is located in Te Araroa in the East Cape, on Paikea Street. 'Attached below is a spreadsheet showing each days start and end points, distance traveled, total Te Araroa kilometres and where I stayed. There is a general store and other facilities on site. Postal codes for New Zealand, New Zealand. Enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing and the matter will be referred to the … Te Araroa is the birthplace of Sir Apirana Ngata (1874-1950) who was a member of parliament for 38 years. [2], Te Araroa Domain is the settlement's sports ground and local park. Organised by hunter-led conservation group, Eastern Whio Link, the donations will give whio/blue duck a better chance at survival. In the grounds of the local school stands Te Waha o Rerekohu, one of the largest pohutukawa tree (Metrosideros excelsa) in New Zealand. The trail travels from Cape Reinga on the North Island to Bluff on the South Island, passing through 9 … So how old were the oldest hikers? The 3000km route stretches from Cape Reinga in the north of New Zealand to Bluff in the south. 122 likes. Compare this one with the first chart above, and you’ll see there are no major differences. I made friends from across the world, learned a lot about many different things and hiked some of the most beautiful land on the planet. Well-being was tied not only to the taha tinana (physical health) but also to the taha wairua (spiritual health). Sort of, but not by much. She was in reasonable health for most of her illness and we travelled when her treatment allowed. The population development of Te Araroa as well as related information and services (weather, Wikipedia, Google, images). The funding was expected to create 205 jobs.[8]. In this survey, the oldest were two 71-year old men. It is 100 metres from its local beach. In a survey that was sent out to the Te Araroa Facebook group, 79 people stated how old they were at the time of their New Zealand walks. The marae connects ancestrally to Horouta waka, the maunga Whetumatarau and the awa Awatere. I had a 75l backpack and carried about 16kg of base weight! Te Araroa Statistics: Age Distribution on Te Araroa. In 1994, Kiwi journalist Geoff Chapple made it more of a reality when his newspaper article stirred up awareness and led to the formation of Te Araroa Trust , which now … Nearby Punaruku beach has safe swimming, surfing and shore fishing. [5][6] It received $101,200 from the Provincial Growth Fund in 2020 for upgrade work. 22 Dec, 2020 06:02 PM 2 minutes to read. Community leader Ani Pahuru-Huriwai told the newspaper Te Araroa, which has a population of 200, was devastated. Te Araroa’s population was 500 in 1951; from the 1960s it fell, as did that of the district, as the road link to Gisborne improved. It is the iconic bird on our $10 note, and three of these is what it will take to help protect one of New Zealand's rarest species, the whio/blue duck. Our calendar displays times for sunrise and sunset by city, state, or zip code and refreshes every month, and we offer sunset photos around the world for sale. But when in life do most thru-trampers start writing these parts? If the two are as keen to head out on adventures into old age they might one day become the oldest to walk the trail, and who knows, some claim that the first person to live to 150 is alive today so maybe Te Araroa will one day be tramped by its first centenarian. Back in 1975, it was just a dream. The median age of Te Araroa walkers actually rose by one year when only taking thru-hikers into account, while the average age rose by a few months. Or are they older, blessed with the vast oceans of time that is offered by retirement? A 22km, mostly unsealed, no-exit road from Te Araroa takes you to the most Easterly point on … Decent holiday park that is a short walk from the beach. It is 100 metres from its local beach. I hiked the Te Araroa NOBO in the season of ’15/’16 and in 2017 I also hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. Te Araroa (TA) stretches 3,000km (1,850mi) from north to south across New Zealand (NZ). The rest of the afternoon was ours to relax. This trek is unlike the popular national scenic trails of North America and the gear needed (and available brands) will differ somewhat. Geoff stood down as CEO of Te Araroa Trust in 2012 and received an ONZM in … [5][6] It also received Government funding for an upgrade in October 2020. They set about raising publicity, and funds, for the concept. The Finish Line Restaurant Boston 2:11:04 Bar 5198 Te Araroa Road Hicks Bay, 4054 New Zealand Upon completion of fast-packing the length of the South Island, I enjoyed a week at home eating inordinate amounts of food and adamantly not wearing shoes before heading to the south coast of Wellington to again start my … Four other Ngāti Porou marae are also located in the valley. Clearly the older folk are not afraid to move their legs. Let’s take a look! The new marae complex opened on 30 March 2002. They are 43-year-old woman Tiny Tibble, 14-year-old boy Ashton-Lee Rangihuna, and 10-year-old girl Ana-Roimata Rangihuna. This is the second and final instalment of a two part blog sharing her journey along the Te Araroa Trail. Hiking Te Araroa was an incredible experience. [5][6], The Tutua or Paerauta Marae and Te Poho o Tamakoro meeting house, located west of the township, is a meeting place of Ngāi Tamakoro and Ngāti Tuere. Māori in the area are generally associated with the Ngāti Porou iwi. It is situated 175 km north of Gisborne city, along State Highway 35 between Tokata and Awatere. Let’s see!Â. Its principal hapÅ« are Te Whānau a Hinerupe of Ngāti Porou iwi. Te Araroa is New Zealand’s premier long-distance hiking trail, stretching 3000 km (1860 mi) across the country’s two main islands. Te Araroa’s population was 500 in 1951; from the 1960s it fell, as did that of the district, as the road link to Gisborne improved. Hazard Zones are spotsslands, and the TA covers the length of both islands. Traditionally our health was viewed in a holistic, all round way. We came to Te Kauwhata and Rangiriri in August 2018 and heard what was important to you. Te Araroa (The Long Pathway) is New Zealand's long distance tramping route, stretching circa 3,000 kilometres (1,900 mi) along the length of the country's two main islands from Cape Reinga to Bluff.It is made up of a mixture of older tracks and walkways, new tracks, and link sections alongside roads. Punaruku Marae and Te Pikitanga meeting house, located north of the township, is a meeting place of Ngāti Kahu. ... Covid-19: US population slows. Interesting guesses to this differences can be made if we had a larger goup of people answering, but for now any assube drawn if the, But now we are looking at everyone who answered, not just those who claimed to be thru-hikers. Te Araroa is NZ's walk of a lifetime. Is there an age-limit to how old or young you can be to head out into the New Zealand backcountry? 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