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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Cancellation: Mana Super 6 Ocean Challenge

It is with disappointment that Hoe Tonga has to announce the cancellation of the Mana Super 6 Ocean Challenge 2017 (including a Cook Strait Crossing race course option as previously successfully tested).

We could have worked with as little as 6 teams, just as the Molokai Hoe once started with a handful of teams. But we had a smaller than expected number of formal intents to race from teams by the due date, coupled with the unexpected withdrawal of teams that had previously committed to racing, thereby leaving us no choice but to cancel.

We would like to thank those sponsors and supporters that stuck with us to get this event format to the start line, including but not limited to Goodmanns, NZCT, Trust House, support boaties, key clubs such as PCKC and Hikoikoi agreeing to make their canoes available to teams, and those putting in the planning yards.

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