New Regional Development Officer: Megan Qaranivalu

Hoe Tonga’s Board is pleased to announce our new Regional Development Officer:
Megan Qaranivalu.

Megan is based in Otaki, and is also an active member of Otaki Waka Hoe. She says: “Over the last six years I have fallen in love with waka ama and its lifestyle. I am enthusiastic, passionate and excited about the potential of Waka Ama in the region and the possibility of further growth.” 

She is looking forward to working with existing clubs, school co-ordinators and the different communities throughout the Hoe Tonga region to see how we as a collective can work together to achieve access to more programmes, development opportunities and the formations of new clubs in underserviced areas. 

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Certificate in Waka Level 4 programme

The Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Certificate in Waka Level 4 programme is delivered within the Hoe Tonga region in Masterton under the leadership of our very own Paddy Rimene.

Join in the “Waka, a way of life” and commence your journey today!

You will learn about:

  • Māori nautical history
  • traditional and contemporary waka
  • waka construction
  • weather interpretation
  • Coastguard Boating Education Day Skipper qualification
  • tikanga, karakia and waiata
  • water survival competency
  • event management
  • health and nutrition
  • And much more

All guided by the expertise of an Elite Waka Ama Paddler.

To secure your seat in the Waka for March 2021, contact Paddy today on 0800-355553 or email Patrick.rimene@twoa.ac.nz.

Hoe Tonga Secondary School Regional Sprint Championships 2021

Summary

  • Host: Hoe Tonga Pacifica Waka Ama Association
  • Venue: Onepoto, Porirua
  • When: Saturday, 13 March 2021 (reserve day is 14 March)
  • Divisions: J19, J16, Year 7/8
  • Entries closed on 5 March 2021

Key information

Note!

  • There are no refunds for entries after the entry cut-off date where paddlers choose not to race or show up on race day (even if invoices have not yet been received, or schools have not yet settled relevant entry fees).
  • Entries are to be done via each school (for secondary schools through the school sports coordinators; for intermediate schools directly with Hoe Tonga)

Questions? Email hoetonga@gmail.com.

This event is brought to you by Hoe Tonga and College Sport Wellington.

Job ad: Hoe Tonga Waka Ama Development Officer

Hoe Tonga is the organisation representing Waka Ama (Outrigger Canoeing) interests in the lower North Island.  Hoe Tonga’s vision is for more people to participate in, enjoy and achieve in Waka Ama, and its mission is to lead, inspire and promote Waka Ama our region.

We are looking for a well organised and motivated person with great relationship skills to fill our role of Regional Waka Ama Development Officer, following the resignation of Matai. This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside the Hoe Tonga Board and the waka ama community to grow the sport in the lower North Island. This role will take the lead on achieving the following objectives:

  • maximising Hoe Tonga’s engagement with our clubs,
  • facilitating the increase in the number of volunteers and competent coaches,
  • increasing the number of schools and students participating in waka ama,
  • facilitating the establishment of clubs in areas not currently served by waka ama clubs.

Please click here to download a job description with further details.

To register your interest, please apply in writing, along with your CV and forward your application, to joern.scherzer@gmail.com, by no later than 6 February 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Joern on 021-1250997.

2020 Hoe Tonga Waka Ama Regional Sprints Steered with Te Wananga o Aotearoa

Summary

  • Host: Hoe Tonga Pacifica Waka Ama Association
  • Venue: Henley Lake, Masterton
  • When: W1 on 21 November, W6 & W12 on 28-29 November
  • Distance: W1 250/500m; W6 500m/1000m/1500m
  • Divisions: Midget to Master 70
  • The event is open for paddlers/teams from outside the Hoe Tonga region. Some restrictions apply to W1.
  • W1 Entries Close: 12 November
  • W6/W12 Entries Close: 19 November
  • Cost: $5 Midgets, $20 Int-J19, $30 for Senior

Documents

Note!

  • NEW START TIME OF 9am
  • Entries are to be done via your club and WANZ’s online system
  • Entries for W1 and W6/W12 have to be done separately due to the different entry close dates
  • There will be a late fee if an entry is not completed by the deadline, or if the roster has not been completed on time ($15 per entry).
  • There are no refunds or fee reductions for entries that withdraw after the entry deadline.

Questions? Email hoetonga@gmail.com or call 0221037755.

Hoe Tonga Secondary School Regional Sprint Championships 2020

Summary

  • Host: Hoe Tonga Pacifica Waka Ama Association
  • Venue: Onepoto, Porirua
  • When: Saturday, 14 March 2020 (reserve day is 15 March)
  • Divisions: J19, J16, Year 7/8
  • Entries close on 6 March 2020 at 8pm

Document

Note!

  • There are no refunds for entries after the entry cut-off date where paddlers chose not to race or show up on race day (even if invoices have not yet been received, or schools have not yet settled relevant entry fees).
  • Entries are to be done via each school (through the school sports coordinators)

Questions? Email hoetonga@gmail.com.

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