Feb. 15, 2023 Live from the road

Te Kuiti - Tongaporutu

Reported by Harita Davies, Vera Sevastiyanova 91.0 km

Many thanks to our generous host Keri from Waitomo Golf Ridge accommodation. We truly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful house with great views.

We enjoyed the company of these friendly chickens!

Beautiful views outside our windows.

The first school we visited today was Pukenui Primary School.

Hastakamala teaching the children our World Harmony Run Song.

Rathin on the ukelele.

Feeling peace in our hearts is always so special.

This young man was nominated to receive the Peace Ambassador award for Pukenui School. Congratulations!

A big thank you to school principal Raewyn Jackson and all the teachers and students of Pukenui Primary School for having us!

This teacher saw us running down the road the day before!

This girl thanked us for coming on behalf of the school.

Time to hold the torch!

Everyone loves to run!!

The cool kids.

Thank you Pukenui School for a lot of fun!

As we were running into St Joseph's Catholic School in Te Kuiti, a few students came out to meet us!

We were welcomed by the student leaders.

Our newest team members!

Girls acting out a non peaceful running race skit.

Boys acting out a peaceful soccer skit.

A big congratulations to these Student Peace Ambassadors who were chosen as representatives of all the ideals of the Peace Run! Thank you also to School Principal, Suzanne Downey, for organising our visit.

We took the opportunity to thank all the teachers and school representatives for the hard work they do every day.

I want...peace!

The school principal, Suzanne Downey, makes a wish for peace.

Running for peace.

All thanks to the teachers and students of St Josephs School!

We got back on the road and headed towards Piopio.

We arrived to Piopio Primary School.

Skits demonstrating peace.

These two girls volunteered to act out a fun peaceful skit.

Peace begins with me.

Big congratulations to Travis Hunt and Emmy Todd who were selected to be Peace Ambassadors for Piopio Primary School.

Teachers running with the Peace Torch to the great delight of the students!

Thank you Piopio School!

The four houses and their qualities.

We ran to a beautiful Tongaporutu beach along the stunning coastal route.

Driving to our farm stay we encountered some goats on the side of the road!

Thank you Debra and Pete for hosting us at your amazing Gully Farmstays.
The views of the farm are absolutely stunning and full of peaceful serenity. We greatly enjoyed staying at your place.

As well as running a farm stay, Deb and Pete have many responsibilities, including maintaining a big garden, farm, and taking care of 6 dogs!
What a great end to a beautiful day!

Torch carried by
Daniel Rubin (New Zealand), Don Kerr (New Zealand), Harita Davies (New Zealand), Hastakamala Diaz (Australia), Niryana Marshall (New Zealand), Preetidutta Thorpe (New Zealand), Rathin Boulton (Australia), Vera Sevastiyanova (Russia).  
Harita Davies
The torch has travelled 91.0 km from Te Kuiti to Tongaporutu.

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