A message from Paddy:
Kia Ora Tatou
Firstly congratulations on your selection into the Premier Men’s Regional 12 Team. What a great privilege to represent your clubs and region, with all the hard work you have put in over the last few months.
I personally look forward to representing our region with you.
A few things for race day… which is the last race on day 5
- Meet, Car park, in front of Don Rowland’s Centre
- Time, approx. 4.30pm or the first call
- Uniform, please wear your clubs race shirt
I wish you all the best of luck, with your crews
If you would like to be a volunteers at National Sprints in the Loading Bay.
and you are 16 or older
Please contact WANZ.
Please be aware
A person or persons have been stealing aluminium kiatos’ from Surfrigger canoes. Over the weekend the aluminium kiatos’ from two of the surfriggers kept at Hawaiki Nui club at Ivey Bay were stolen. The actual hulls and Amas’ on the waka were left intact. The thieves are possibly targeting the aluminium to sell as as scrap or possibly to refit another waka. About this time last year 3 Amas’ from w1’s located at Mana were stolen. Please be vigilant.
Kei aku rangatira a te hoe, tena koe.
From 23-28 February 2018, the New Zealand Festival with Te Āti Awa / Taranaki whānui iwi present AWaka Odyssey an extraordinary gathering of people from around the Pacific and Aotearoa.
Our nation of voyagers, discoverers, storytellers and innovators will be celebrated with a large-scale public performance on Wellington harbour to open the New Zealand Festival.of Arts
The Opening Event, Kupe will see six waka hourua from around New Zealand and the Pacific,accompanied by waka taua and waka ama, sail into the Wellington harbour to be met by our audience on the shore. Our lead performers will be supported by a mass choir and thousand strong haka made up of local schools, choirs and community groups.
We now need your help in making this special event and seek your registration of interest to be part of the Opening Event.
If you are an experienced W1/V1 paddler, with a desire to be part of this once in a lifetime opportunity
showcasing waka kaupapa to Aotearoa, please complete the online registration by Monday 11th
December 2017. We are looking for 30 volunteer W1 paddlers. We will respond to all who register their interest by Monday 18th December
Waka Ama Recruitment Brief and EOI Form
Mana Kayak Racing Club is organising a 10km event at Onepoto on 6 August. The event is open to waka ama paddlers (W1 and W2). Sorry, but this is not suitable for W6, please compete at the Hoe Tonga Paddla Series for W6 instead.
For more information on this race, please click here.
- Date: Sunday, 6 August 2017 9:00 a.m.
Location: Mana Kayak Racing Club, Cnr Titahi Bay Rd & Onepoto Rd, Porirua
Organiser: MKRC; Matt Warren; 027 475 7323; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Entry fee: $15 pp ($5 late fee if entering on the day)
Entries close Wednesday 28 June
See link below for full details
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
The Information booklet for this event is now available.
More info at https://hoetonga.co.nz/2017/05/06/hoe-tonga-paddla-series-2017/. (Note that entries for Race 3 on 2 September are also already open.)
- 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: