New Zealand World Sprint Teams Announced for IVF World Elite Sprint Championship

Hoe Tonga would like to congratulate  our paddlers who have made the New Zealand teams to paddle at  the IVF World Elite Sprint  Championship

Successful Hoe Tonga Paddlers are:

Marama Elkington           Open Women

Marianna Hodges           Open Women

Paddy Rimene               Open Men

Ducati Walford               Development Men

The full list of crews can be seen on the link below.


Waka Hourua visiting Porirua March 1 – 4


If you don’t already know the Waka Hourua:  Haunui, , Hinemoana, and Gaualofa are planning to make their way to the Porirua Harbour on Thursday, 1st March 2018.  Hotu Barclay-Kerr kaihautu of Haunui has asked  to send this notice out to you all to let you know that the Waka Hourua will be in the Porirua Harbour from this Thursday through to Sunday.  Therefore whānau if you haven’t yet had the chance to see the waka hourua and their respective crews pop on down to the Mana Cruising Club, Ngāti Toa Domain, Pascoe Avenue, Mana from Thursday.



Regional Mens W12 for Nationals.

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

Theft of kiato at Ivy Bay

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.

A Waka Odyssey an exciting opportunity

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

Kayak Krazy 10km Series at MANA, 6 August

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.

Quick summary:

  • 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;
  • Entry fee: $15 pp ($5 late fee if entering on the day)

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