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.
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)
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This event is brought to you by Hoe Tonga and College Sport Wellington.
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.
To register your interest, please apply in writing, along with your CV and forward your application, to email@example.com, by no later than 6 February 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Joern on 021-1250997.
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)
The detailed event information for Race 1 of the Series is now available online. The event is hosted by Hawaiki Nui Tua Rua Waka Ama, at Dolly Varden Beach, on 25 May.
Hoe Tonga takes safety seriously. A friendly reminder that any canoes with visible damage or cracks will not be considered seaworthy and will not pass safety checks. Please ensure your teams check their canoes, and if damage exists, to get this fixed before the event to avoid teams not being able to race. Of course, canoes with clean hulls and no cracks will also make you go faster.