First World Distance Championships Tahiti June 2017

Hoe Tonga congratulates and wishes all of our Hoe Tonga Paddlers representing Aotearoa, New Zealand, good luck, good paddling and good results in the first World Distance Va’a Championships later this month.

Marama Elkington          J19   Women  W1,  W6

Marianna Hodges           Open Women W1, W6

Marianne Archer             Open Women W6

Ducati Walford                J19 Men         W6

Joern Scherzer              Open Men       W6

Paddy Harding-Rimene   Master Men   W6

Turi Hodges                    Master Women  Coach

Invitation to train alongside ELITE WORLDS J19 WOMEN LONG DISTANCE TEAM

  • Elite New Zealand Junior 19 Women – 2017 IVF World Distance Championships, Tahiti
  • Date of Training Day:  Saturday, 20th May, 2017

The squad will be staying at Mana College Marae – the Elkington Whanau will be hosting and catering for the squad.

If clubs, teams, or paddlers are interested to participate and attend can contact:

Hoe Tonga PADDLA Series 2017

Welcome to the Hoe Tonga PADDLA Series 2017, designed to attract new paddlers to our sport, and to enable paddlers and teams to prepare for the Long Distance Nationals 2017.

Races consist of a long course (12-15km) for senior teams, and a shorter course (5-8km) for junior and novice (1st year paddling) teams. The Series is overseen by Hoe Tonga, but each individual race is hosted and organised by member clubs or event organisers.

The series is big on participation, so we will have some cool spot prizes, including a Tai paddle.

Must read: Hoe Tonga PADDLA Series information package (click to download)

Our supporters

Naomi Brooking at OneAgency Brooking Realty:
027 531 0138
04 237 3403
(Mention the HT PADDLA Series when listing your home with Naomi.)


All races at a glance

Race 1: 10 June (Sat), Dolly Varden Beach, Porirua

Race 2: 12 August (Sat), Onepoto in Titahi Bay, Porirua

Race 3: 2 September (Sat), Ngati Toa Domain, Porirua

Race 4: 23 September (Sat), Whanganui

Other information

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