Join us for the 2020 challenge opening

To kick off the 2020 challenge, we’ll be holding a group hikoi up the maunga, in time to catch sun rise and officially open the seven week event with a karakia.
To join in, meet at Poho o Rawiri Marae before 6:30AM ?
There will be coffee and event T-shirts for sale at the summit – please bring a keep-cup to reduce waste, and cash if you want to purchase a shirt.

View the Facebook event for more info

Bowel Cancer Fundraising

To continue the kaupapa of supporting Bowel Cancer patients in Tairāwhiti, we will be selling Titirāngi Mt Everest Challenge shirts.

We’ve produced a limited number, and they’ll go on sale at our opening event. When you reach the summit, we’ll have a stall set up to sell these shirts. They’re $15 each or get two for $20. Cash only! Or you can purchase the shirts from our Office, Level 1, 74 Grey St.

If you’re wondering how we can give away 100% of the sale of the shirts, it’s because the awesome businesses on the back of the shirt have sponsored the cost of their production. Thank you to BDO, Ovation, ECT, EIT, Emerre & Hathaway, Huringa Pai, Aon and Eastland Group for getting behind this great cause.

You can also donate to the Gisborne Cancer Society by clicking here.

We’re Nearly There!

The 2020 Titirangi Mt. Everest Challenge is nearly here!

Registrations are now open and we’re excited to get the event underway. The challenge will start Monday 28th September and finish on Sunday 15th November.

Track yours and your team’s progress on the live, online leaderboard. You can track your height, gain badges (when you reach other noteworthy peaks) and encourage your friends, whānau, and colleagues by following their progress also!

Make sure you keep checking in to see our opening celebration details.

A special thanks to Sean Shivnan Pharmacy for their support so our people can enjoy the physical benefits and social interactions of being apart of this event.

And we’re off!

What a beautiful day to kick off the Titirangi Mt Everest Challenge! The maunga has been a hive of activity all morning, and already 100 climbs have been logged on the website.

Tonight, we’re holding an opening event, where we’ll have a group climb leaving Te Poho-O-Rawiri Marae at 5:30, followed by a welcome, blessing and a chance to purchase one of the new T-shirts at the summit.

The T-shirts will be sold for $20 cash only, and 100% of the sale is donated to bowel cancer patients in Tairāwhiti

Bowel Cancer diagnosis packs purchased as a result of Titirangi Challenge fundraising

From 2018, Bowel Cancer sufferers in Tairāwhiti will each receive a kete of gas vouchers and specialist information, to provide support in their time of need. The initiative, driven by Fiona Shivnan, was made possible by the generous donations of participants in the 2017 Titirangi Mt. Everest Challenge. Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti Events Advisor Debbie Hutchings says, “we are overwhelmed by the generosity of the Titirangi Challenge community. Their donations have made a truly special initiative possible.”

 

Titirangi challengers

Significant contributions were made by Gisborne Pak N’ Save, and Ovation, which drove the total funds raised close to $5,000.

 

Each kete will contain $250 in petrol vouchers, to assist in the expensive travel costs for patients travelling for treatment, as well as a range of support resources for both the patient and their whānau, created by The Cancer Society.