Tu's 40 Jumps in 40 hours

FOUR Live co-host Tumehe Rongonui is stepping up to the plate – and off the side of a building – in support of the 40 Hour Famine event next week. Tumehe has bravely
agreed to complete 40 SkyJumps in 40 hours off the 192meter high Sky Tower in the heart of Auckland City and FOUR Live is bringing viewers Tumehe’s crazy and
inspiring stunt.

Both FOUR Live host, Shannon Ryan, and ‘co-pilot’ Tumehe, are proud supporters of the 40 Hour Famine’s cause, which this year is focusing on raising money for children in Mali and Niger.

As leaders of ‘Team Green’ their goal has been to get as many other 40 Hour Famine participants to back their team, and Tumehe was more than happy to put himself on the line as a way of thanking fans for their support: 

“I am a self professed sports fanatic, and a bit of a thrill seeker, so I am stoked with the opportunity to launch myself off he highest structure of the southern hemisphere,”
he explains. “And not once, but 40 times, and for a good cause too.”

Tumehe will be completing 40 consecutive jumps over two days kicking off on Thursday May 24th at 12:30pm. The event will be screened live and uninterrupted on
four.co.nz and Green-team-mate Shannon Ryan will be hosting the show live from the base of the Sky Tower structure.

“From what I understand, no one has ever done 40 jumps in such a short amount of time, so I hope it all goes well”, laughs Tumehe. “I’ve been warned to expect a bit of motion sickness, so I’m hoping my stomach can handle it – but if it all goes wrong, then it least it will make for entertaining television!”

Tune in to FOUR Live on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th of May from 4:30pm to watch highlights of Tumehe’s 40 SkyJumps in 40 hours, for the 40 hour famine.

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