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T'ai chi at Te Aranga marae, 2007

T'ai chi at Te Aranga marae, 2007

Ben Thomas (centre) and other unemployed men practise t'ai chi at Te Aranga marae in Flaxmere, Hastings, in 2007. They carried out this exercise every morning before taking part in a horticultural training programme. Many other marae also hosted t'ai chi classes, especially for elderly people.

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Mark Derby, 'Yoga, Pilates and other exercise systems - Traditional exercise systems', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 July 2022)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 Sep 2013