- Publish Date
- Monday, 24 July 2023, 8:55AM
On this episode of Between Two Beers we talk to Duane Dalton.
Duane was a New Zealand surf lifesaving and sprint kayak rep who became the co-founder of the Pita Pit franchise in New Zealand. He was also married to Silver Ferns star Tania Dalton who tragically passed away from a brain aneurysm in 2017.
In this episode we talk about the tricky early days with Pita Pit and how he brought it to NZ, the transition from PE teacher to business owner, his fairytale grassroots rugby story and the success of the Tania Dalton foundation.
We also talk about the devastating loss of Tania and the tools he used to deal with that trauma and raise three brilliant kids who are now all exceptionally talented athletes and top humans.
Duane was recommended to us as part of our low-key legends series, and we're so thankful we get to share his story. Some parts of this conversation were incredibly vulnerable and difficult, but his messages and outlook on life in the wake of tragedy - are equally as important.
There’s no blueprint to follow when dealing with loss and trauma, but the way Duane has handled himself, his business and his family across the last six years is inspirational. You’ll get a lot from this ep, Duano is a legend.
Listen on iHeart or wherever you get your podcasts from, or watch the video on Youtube.
This episode was brought to you from the Export Beer Garden Studio. Enjoy!
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