The Whau Walking Samoans are a cacophony of chatter, laughter and great music, as they come together to Zumba and walk every Friday and Saturday.
With the encouragement of Auckland’s Radio Samoa, the Walking Samoans were born in 2013 to address the shorter life expectancies, obesity and diabetes that plague the Pacific community. The group provides easy and fun access to exercise while sharing in the company of other Pacefika people. There are now multiple groups throughout Auckland and beyond.
Since the 40-strong Whau group began, there has been a noticeable drop off in vandalism in the outdoors space where they meet.
All ages walk with the group, from toddlers to 90-year-olds. Join in from 7.30am-9.00am, or call local coordinator, Tulitao on mb 021 0259 7949
• Friday at the Community Centre Hall for Zumba.
• Saturday under the spider for Zumba and walking.