Coaching Clinics

Waka Ama NZ is rolling out a whole heap of coaching clinics right across NZ and have some coming up in Hoe Tonga.

On Saturday 31 July Corrina Gage will be at Plimmerton School and taking two different clinics:

8.30am to 11.30am Sprint Racing Skills

12.30pm to 3.30pm Distance Racing Skills

Then on Sunday 1st of August there is a Waka Ama Foundation Coaching Course with the emphasis on CBE Safety happening at the Nuku Ora office space on Thorndon Quay, this course will run from 10am-4pm

Check out the following link: https://wakaama.co.nz/pages/view/1005662

To register for any of the clinics please contact your club rep or if you are not an affiliated member please get in touch with Waka Ama NZ.

Paddler Series Race 3 Entries Open

The 3rd Leg of our Paddler Series takes us down to Onepoto where PCKC will host two races, a short course (8km) and a long course (16km) on Saturday 7th August.

Get in touch with your club representative to enter in your team. Entries for this event close on Monday 2nd August at 10pm and roster will close on Wednesday 4th August 10pm.

For more information please follow this link.

Hoe Tonga Paddler Series Race 2-Results

Race 2 of our Paddler Series was held in Foxton yesterday and saw 27 compete across an 8km short course and a 18km long course which took them up the awa and into the Foxton Loop, something that many locals enjoyed watching from the banks and reserve in the town centre.

We would like to thank everyone for coming along to this event, to our volunteers, safety boat drivers and providers, to the clubs that entered and to all the supporters-we cant do these types of events without you.

Please see the results of both races and divisions here, and photos still to come!

Race 3 will be held at Onepoto, Porirua and will be hosted by PCKC on Saturday 7th August. See you all there!

Coaching Clinic with Tupuria King

Waka Ama NZ is bringing a W1 Coaching Clinic to our region on Saturday 17th July and will be held in Porirua. Tupuria King will be delivering the course so make sure you click on the link below and get yourself registered.

Date: Saturday July 17th 2021

Time: 10am-12.30pm

Venue: TBC

For all information, and to register your interest please click on the following link: https://www.wakaama.co.nz/racecalendar/lookup/1850

Entries for Race 2 Closing Soon

Now is the time to get your clubs team entries in for Race 2 of our Paddler Series. Being held at the Manawatu Boat Club in Foxton on Saturday 10th July. Two races will be going ahead-a short course 8km race and a long course which is 18km.

The Foxton community is excited to see waka on the awa again and the turn for the 18km race goes right up into the township.

We look forward to seeing you all up there-make contact with your club representative today and register!

All information can be found here.

Paddler Series Race 2

Foxton Loop is our venue for the second race in the series. Its exciting to be bringing the race back to Foxton this year after a successful one last year.

Entries close this Saturday 3rd July, so get in touch with your club representative to make sure your team does not miss out. All information for this race can be found here.

We look forward to hosting you all on Saturday July 10th 2021 at the Foxton Boating Club.

Volunteers Needed

Our Paddler Series Race 2 is still scheduled to go ahead on Saturday 10th July in Foxton but we need some help!

If you would like to be involved on the day please get in touch with us through email hoetonga@gmail.com or give Megan Qaranivalu a call on 0221657649.

Ngā Mata o Te Ariki Tāwhirimātea Event Update

Wellington region will be at Alert Level 2 from 6pm on Wednesday 23 June until 11:59pm on Sunday 27 June.

Due to the Wellington region moving into Covid-19 Alert Level 2 from 6pm Wednesday 23 June to Sunday 27 June 11:59pm.  The Tai Tonga 41 – Ngā Mata o Te Ariki Tāwhirimātea marathon will not go ahead this Saturday 26 June.  We do however anticipate rescheduling to August 21, 2021.  Pending sanctioning approval.  Notice will be posted as per-usual.

Those clubs who have already paid fees to Tai Tonga 41 OCC please email taitonga41marathon@gmail.com to advise us on whether or not you would like your fees to be held for the new date or a refund be made. Bank details are needed for refund please

We would like to acknowledge the efficiency and interest of all the entries we received. 

Stay safe, be vigilant, be kind, track and trace always!

Nga Mihi, Tai Tonga 41 OCC Executives

Foxton Waka Ama Club

We are holding another meeting on Tuesday 15th June and are keen to have members of the Foxton community come along to it-especially if you are interested in being involved on a committee level.

Some of the key positions that Foxton Waka Ama Club are needing are people with the experience and skills in:

  • Administration
  • Funding
  • Finances
  • Coaching

If you would like to be part of a new Waka Ama Club in the Foxton community then please come along to our next meeting held at the Foxton Rugby Club at 7.30pm. We look forward to connecting with you.