New Zealand 3 March: Napier - Hastings - Waimarama Beach
Peace Run in Napier
We meet a lady from Greece who is fascinated by our Olympic like torch. A local gentleman approaches and answers all our questions about how the first people of New Zealand had the confidence to leave their home shores and trust they would find land. He explains to us the story of Kupe and the Octopus, and also tells us some local history of the area.
Don't stand here in the middle of a storm or an earthquake! The waves are positively crashing down on to the stone beach beneath us.
We arrive at Bledisloe School and are escorted to the assembly by the school councillors. This small group of children are elected by their peers on the basis of speeches they give on different topics.
Meanwhile our team member Harita Davis is running a marathon from Bledisloe school to Waimarama School.