Great fun in the pool for tamariki

16:00, Mar 07 2014

It was fun in the sun at the Waitara swimming pool last night as 100 tamariki, aged 7 to 12, lined up for the start of the IronMaori Tamariki event.

First up was the 100 metre swim was followed by a 1km run at the park across the road.

Inglewood's Nina Goble, 9, was first into the pool and first across the finish line, but it was all about competing and having fun.

It was Nina's second time at the event and she enjoyed the swim the best, she said.

Later the older children did a 200 metre swim and a 1km run.

IronMaori was run by Te Timatanga Ararau Trust, which is based in Hawke's Bay.

Events are run around the country and one is planned for Australia's Gold Coast in July.

Today more than 600 adults will compete in the event.

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