Heather Te Au-Skipworth

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Heather Te Au-Skipworth, QSM

Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Arawa, Ngāi Tahu

In 2009, Heather Te Au-Skipworth was working as a coach and trainer when she decided to use the sport of triathlon to encourage her overweight clients to make lifestyle changes. She founded 'Iron Māori' with the determination that triathlon could be more than just a sport for middle-class, white men. Since then thousands of people of all ages and levels of fitness have taken part in Iron Māori events, and credit it with helping them and their whānau live healthier lives. 

Te Au-Skipworth has also represented New Zealand in Rugby League and won a Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership Award in 2011.

In this radio interview from 2011 she explains that the strong kaupapa Māori behind her organisation is the key to its success.

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Catalogue Reference 170105

Year 2011

Credits

Interviewer: Maraea Rakuraku, Te Ahi Kaa, RNZ National

Excerpt: 0:02:22

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