Te Araroa, Cape Reinga to Bluff

By Daniel Sanson

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Wednesday 23rd Aug
Hello, my name's Dan, and I'm planning on walking Te Araroa. About 3000km From Cape Reinga in the north down to Bluff. I'd like to invite anyone to walk a section with me, be it for 10 minutes or 10 days. You can keep track of me at
AGoodKeenDan on Instagram or agoodkeenman.wordpress.com

I'm doing this because nearly 50% of New Zealanders will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime, and I don’t want them to face it on their own.

Your donation will help the Mental Health Foundation of NZ provide individuals, workplaces, schools and communities with the tools they need to build positive mental health and wellbeing.

I want to raise $3000, that's a dollar for every km I plan on traveling, so please donate to me today! Every little bit counts!

Thank you to my Supporters

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Leigh And Paul

Top of the South! Wow. What an incredible trip and wonderful experience. Kia Kaha Dan

$25

Scott N Claire Johnson

Hi Dan, doing well so far! All the best for the second half. Cheers

$104

Ross Jordan

$52

Sue Weich

Good going, Dan. Have fun on the rest of the journey.

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Thomas Mitchell

🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆

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Naomi Brachi

You are an inspiration to us all.. Hope to see your beautiful face in March xxxx

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Draco Malfoy

I said I'd sponsor you a dollar a day so this should about cover you!

$26

Shannon Roycroft

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Ryan Thomson

Good stuff mate. Following your journey. Keep it up!

$72.80

Sasha Hatten Brown

Was so nice to meet you last night at Dans! Think what your doing is epic! And for an epic charity!

$150

Carl Greenstreet

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Nicolas Thun

$104

Rhonda

Hi Daniel. I’m a friend of Dean Selwyn’s and he told me your courageous and awesome journey! Truly admirable - here’s to your 2018!

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The Backyard Bar And Eatery

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations! You got this Dan!

$20.80

Louise Neville

Hi Dan, I saw your article in the North Shore Times. I recently lost our wonderful courageous Mum to cancer and mental illness has also affected our family. A real inspiration Dan, I would like to do something similar one day. Make sure you take off your boots during rest stops to help prevent blisters. Good Luck Louise

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Ted Grant

You da man Dan!! Enjoy the rest of your stroll mate. Good on ya!

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Johnny And Pauline Wintour

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Mangawhai Tavern And Friends

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Marc Brown

I am elana’s Dad from the trail!

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Irene Walden

Fantastic effort Dan we are all very proud of you. Good luck for the rest of your journey. Auntie Irene & Tante Bep

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The Svendsens

Kia Kaha

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Tom Wheeler

Good luck, that's a solid distance!

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The Turzynskis

Conrad told me about your epic trip. We are doing the 100km Oxfam Trailwalker next March which is nothing compared to what you are doing, but does give us a small insight into the mental toughness needed. Great cause, great effort. One foot in front of the other :)

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Conrad Turzynski

You've got this dude.

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Stevo Gogov

Daniel we wish you to achieve all your goals and enjoy in every step you do during your long walk in the beautiful landscape of Aotearoa. Stevo & Vaska Gogovi

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Callum Armstrong

All the best with the walk! Stay strong! You're doing it for a great cause! Oh and if you feel full of energy when you reach Bluff, I would highly recommend the Northwest and/or Southern Circuit on Stewart Island! Lots of people who do the Te Araroa Trail finish with Stewart Island :)

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Anonymous

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Emily Barker

Good luck Dan, looks like you're doing amazing so far! :)

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Ash Thomas And Angelo Carnie

Ka pai Dan! You're doing a bloody awesome job. Hope your feet are coping ok!

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Rosanna Walon

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Simon

Awesome Dan, what a life chafing experience for you are your cause!

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Kyle Brownlee

Go hard you champ! Love you long time

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Cosmic Mamma Doreen

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Jo Baird

Good luck on your journey my friend. Lots of love and light. Will be thinking of you. Deklyn will miss attacking you ❤❤❤

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Rachel Bayer

Go Dan! Awesome and so proud of you. Take care Darin, Rachel, Taylor and Anika

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Michael Smale

Good luck

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Russell & Nuanchan Kelly Charitable Trust

Best of luck with your adventure, Dan!

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Carly Moore

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Marina Ohtsuka

Good luck! Awesome cause

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Victor Lovrin

All the best Dan!

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Lindy Watson And Barry Forsyth

Happy travels Dan and may the weather be kind to you!

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Simon Chamberlin

All the best for your walk. Regards Siomn

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Shailen Jeram

Good luck Dan! Sad to see you leave but this is a great cause to quit your job for!

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Urshula Ansell

Amazing work!

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Slug

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Emily Maynard

Go Dan - You are such a cool dude for this !!!!

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Stellar Accounting Co Ltd

All the best with your admirable journey. From Stellar Accounting Co Ltd

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The Cater Station

Go for it Dan!! Bloody awesome!.

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Alison

Great adventure, great cause

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Jeni And Rini Van Driel

Wishing you well on your quest.

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Karen Mcguire

Go for it Daniel.

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Birgit Reible

What a wonderful initiative! All the best to you and happy walking ?

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Vic Hathaway

Inspired by your story. Go well

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Andrew Hathaway

Good on ya Dan! great dude & great cause

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Nick Musgrove

Good luck brother, enjoy your hops after this one

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Amandine Drion

All the best to you Dan! It is an amazing challenge for a great cause! You have all my support :)

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Jenny Green

I hope this gets you close to Tekapo. Tautoko to the cause bro!

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Anna And James Paterson

What you are doing MATTERS - so proud of you! X

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Danielle Davies

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Maygan Rollinson

All the best Dan! ??

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Lyn & Pete Bloom

Proud of you Dan ?

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James Cullen

Dear Dan, This is to support you in supporting so many others. You are a wonderful human - so here's $1 for every percent I want to support you in your excellent efforts! Good luck brother, I'll see you when we both have stories to share =p

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Heath Moore

You the maaaaaaan. Here's another 50km for you bro. Can't wait to follow your journey!

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Michelle

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Richard

Dan the man, keep up the good work mate :)

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Robin Tokunai

Onya DanSan, what a champ!

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Emm+allister Benson

So proud of what your doing mate. Go hard and I'll have a big feast back in Auckland to celebrate you when your done xx

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James Taylor

Great cause Dan! Good luck!

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Cheyanne Firth

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Alexis Matthew Morton

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Alister And Clarisse

It will be a stroll in the park

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Robyn Kilpatrick

Best of luck Daniel. A great cause.

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Miller Builders

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Dion Greenstreet

Good luck man. ?

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Kyle Forlong

All best for your journey, great cause and a great dude.

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Anonymous

Hopefully see you in the South Island!

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Luke Kirkness

Good luck mate, go hard! This is my uni bar money so use it well.

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Tracy Goddard

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Darryl Halloran

Good on ya Dan, what a Fantastic effort for an awesome cause, both my parents had different forms of mental illness so know the heartache well, good luck buddy and hope the weather treats you kindly, Darryl and Katherine Halloran.

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Rpw Builders Ltd

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Kate Morton

All the best for your journey Dan! Stay safe and may the weather be in your favour, make sure to take some photos =)

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Blair

Good man

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Hallertau Brewery

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Jacquie Smilde

Great stuff Dan! Wishing you good luck, good weather and good shoes!???Take care. You can do this! Cheers

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Melanie Brownlee

Each step you take is a step towards a mentally healthy NZ! Thank you!

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Sarah

You're braver than I!

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Georgia Carr

A GOOD KEEN 25 FOR A GOOD KEEN DAN!

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Courtney Pratt-young

Your boots were made for walking! Such a cool thing to do, good luck Dan San!!!

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Stuart Bicknell

I would walk 500 miles.

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Danny Neill

Good luck mate

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Ryan Clapham

Run the whole way mate