What a way to end off the 2022 UCI Red Bull World Championship Qualifier Season at Taira Whiti adventure trust in New Zealand. In the Women's race it was Caroline Buchanan all day long as she secured her ticket to Chile in a time of 26.59 seconds against Megan Williams. A 3rd place for Caitlin Georgantas and a 4th for Shania Rawson. In the Men's race, Bennett Greenough took top spot in qualifying, edging out Bas van Steenbergen by a 10th of a second. With his place in Chile already secured after a win in Canada, Bas took it easy in his semi final run to make sure it was a locals only final between Bennett and Dan Butterworth. In the race for 3rd and 4th place on the podium, Bas put down a heater to beat out Connor Mahuika for 3rd place.
In the finals it was Bennett who would take the no 1 spot against Daniel, with a time half a second quicker than anyone else over the weekend in 23.78 seconds.