Congratulations to all the teams that competed in Whanganui over the weekend and throughout the series. Our series continues to grow and become more competitive and it is great to see.
Special Congratulations goes out to our winning teams of the series.
For our Junior Short Course we have two teams winning taking first equal: Whitirea J16 Men TOA Waka Ama and Tamatea Otaikokako J19 Mixed
Open Short Course Champions 2018: Waitatapia Open Women Otaki Waka Hoe
Long Course Champions 2018: Motungangara Open Men Otaki Waka Hoe
Once again we presented “He Taonga Kotahitanga”. This trophy is awarded to the club from the Hoe Tonga region that accumulates the most points, based on its best three teams. This year we have a new winner with this award being presented to Otaki Waka Hoe.
For a full Overview of the results follow the link below and good luck to all the teams competing at Long Distance National 2018.
Final Results Here
The Board is pleased to present our report for 2018. Copies for club representatives will be available at tomorrow’s AGM in Whanganui.
Please click here to download a copy.
We are sad to announce that Chris Fox has tendered her resignation from the board. Therefore one vacancy will arise as a Hoe Tonga Board member after the AGM September 15th.
Hoe Tonga would like to acknowledge the time and efforts Chris Fox has contributed as a Board Member over the years she has been in the position. She has put in countless hours towards the growth of our sport in the region and she will be missed.
As a result of the vacancy, one elected positions, Hoe Tonga is calling for nominations for one new elected Board member. Deadline for application will be at the end of the month on September 30th
The process is as follows:
- Nominations can be made by Member Clubs. You can nominate any individual. Nominees do not need be a member/paddler of your club or region.
- We are seeking Board members who will take an active involvement in the sport’s governance body and in the best interests of its membership as a whole. All nominees must be honest, reliable, trustworthy and comfortable to ‘walk and talk’, particularly in relation to the values of our sport (as outlined in our Strategic Plan).
- Clubs and nominees must fill in the nomination form. They must be received, completed with relevant nominee profile and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The list of nominees, along with their profiles, will be posted on the Hoe Tonga website.
- Click here to download the nomination form.
Final race of the series with a few teams still left in contention for the trophies. Who will take them home this year?
The Pānui of the race can be accessed below and don’t forget the we will have our AGM before prize giving. Good luck to all the teams competing.
Link to race information and entries.
This month on September 18th from 6pm Halberg will be hosting the No Exceptions Training workshop with the support of Hoe Tonga and KiwiSport Wellington.
This workshop is for clubs, coaches and paddlers wanting to learn more about delivering the core fundamentals of how to adapt and modify physical activities. This workshop is 2 hours long and incorporates practical and theory elements.
Venue is still yet to be confirmed. However if you are interested in this workshop or need more information please email email@example.com
Check out the latest results of the 3rd race below. Be sure to get prepared and entries in for the final race of the series in Whanganui.
Full results and point here.
Check out the evidence from Race 2… go to https://flic.kr/s/aHskDbQXmv or click on the photo below. All photos can be downloaded in full size from our flickr photo site.
Information for race 3 is now available here
What a stunner of a day! Paddlers were presented with great racing conditions, which also allowed us to include Mana Island in the long course for the first time.
Click here to download the results (corrected). This also includes the current standings for the Series.
Photos and videos are still being processed, keep a look out during the coming week.