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The secret to the world's best manu: 'Just be confident'

Photo / Te Ao Toa

The manu competition was held up north in the weekend in the freezing winter but we Māori love 'manus' any type of weather.

"Haven't really manued in a while, all the brothers we don't really bomb in winter," one of the young manu experts told Te Ao Toa.

Photo / Te Ao Toa

"Usually, we're inside, it's warm. Summertime's the manu time."

And the secret to the world's best manu?

"It's pretty cold but I think the technique is just to be confident."