The jubilation of students from Kimi Ora Community School said it all after it was announced the kura had won its bid to host a flying Richie McCaw.

The kura put up its hand and produced a stellar viral video, fronted by 11-year old Blaze Petuha, which was enough to earn them a visit via helicopter from the All Black superstar.

The pupils learned of their success at a school assembly today.

The Fonterra Milk for Schools programme has chosen three schools already as the competition winners, with one more yet to be announced.


Since being published on the Kimi Ora Facebook page and on YouTube, the video has been watched more than 160,000 times and received well over 3000 shares and likes.

Kimi Ora - Richie's Milk Run

Here's our video for the Richie McCaw Milk Run Competition. Please share this post whanau, Lets make it go viral so it gets to Richie and Fonterra. #Richiesmilkrun

Posted by Kimi Ora Community School on Wednesday, 7 March 2018