We saw Kiwis Fly at the Z Manu World Champs Finals!

Publish Date
Monday, 11 March 2024, 7:48AM


The Z Manu World Champs are bringing kiwis from all across the country to celebrate the beloved Kiwi staple (haha excuse the pun) โ€“ the Manu or (dive) bomb.๐Ÿ’ฆ

Being executed, and popped, by enthusiasts at wharves, pools, and secret spots throughout the country... the Manu embraces Kiwi ingenuity at its peak! ๐Ÿ’™

ย ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ‘‹ Check out this Manu Wave ๐Ÿ‘‹๐ŸŒŠ

No one Manus like Kiwis do and the Z Manu World Champs has proved it this summer. The event has traveled across the country to Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland.๐Ÿณ

Tamariki / Kids, Rangatahi / Youth, and Pakeke / Adults have had their shot at 1-metre, 2-metre, 3-metre, 5-metre and 7-metre platforms to prove themselves worthy of the WORLD MANU CHAMPION title!

The Styles

๐Ÿงจ Te Manu (The V Bomb): The most popular of bombs.ย  Where the bum hits the water first followed by the arms and legs in a โ€˜Vโ€™ shape.

๐Ÿ–‡๏ธ Te Tฤ“para (The Staple): A true classic and iconic bomb style entering hands and feet first.

๐Ÿฆ Te Korirฤ (The Gorilla): Like a powerful gorilla plunging in head and shoulders first, a force to be reckoned with.

โšฐ๏ธ Te Kฤwhena (The Coffin): A daring feet-first drop with a subtle lean back, creating a wider splash canvas.

๐Ÿ’ฃ Te Pลro Repo (The Cannonball): A massive jump with arms holding the knees tight against the chest โ€ฆ cannonbaaaaaaaaaaall!


Here are the finalists who took flight at Auckland's Karanga Plaza last weekend.ย 

As well as judging Kiwi's manus, ZM tested your technique at counting to 5 seconds. Hundreds of people gave it a go and one lovely lady got lucky...

๐Ÿคฉ Vea Tanginoa hit 5.00, exact, and scored herself $500! ๐Ÿคฉ

Call 0800 DIAL ZM at 8 am, 12 pm, and 4 pm to win BIG with ZM's 5 On Time.ย 

For your summer playlist, whakaronga mai kia ZM!

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