Hoe Tonga Paddler Series Wrap Up

As spring approaches and winter departs we close off the Hoe Tonga Paddler Series in Whanganui with up to 30 entries registered for the final race

Hoe Tonga would like to thank everyone who has participated in the series but most importantly thank all our hosts. Hawaikinui Tuarua, Porirua Canoe and Kayak Club and Te Ringa Miti Tai Heke. Without your efforts our growing series would not be possible.

Special Congratulations goes out to our winning teams of the series

Junior Short Course Champions 2019: PCKC Winter Warriors PCKC

PCKC Junior Winners

Open Short Course Champions 2019: Va’a Roa Hawaikinui Tuarua

Hawaikinui Short Course Winners

Open Long Course Champions 2019: Sons of Poseidon PCKC

PCKC Long Course Winners

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 Hawaikinui Tuarua


For a full overview of results follow the links below

Race 4 Results

Full Series Results


Hoe Tonga AGM 2019

It has come to that time of year again when we have our annual Hoe Tonga AGM and would like to invite all the club reps from each club to come along.

This year it will not be after the last race in Whanganui, instead it has moved to the end of September

DATE: Sunday September 29th 2019

TIME: 3pm-4pm

VENUE: Titahi Bay Boating Club (PCKC Clubrooms)

If the usual club rep is not available may we please have an alternative person take their place. It is important that we get a representative from each club at this hui.

Hoe Tonga Paddler Series Race 4 Information Available

Race information for race four of the Hoe Tonga Paddler Series is now available follow the link below. Contact your club rep to enter your team now, Whanganui always puts on a great day for us and it is always exciting racing.



  • This is the last race of the paddler series, prize giving will be at the conclusion of the last race.
  • The AGM will NOT be at the conclusion of this years race, instead it has been moved to September 29th in Porirua
  • Late Entries and on the day entries will NOT be accepted. Entries close on August 31st

Performance Sprints Steering Workshop

The sun is on its way and the days are getting longer which can only mean one thing in the Waka world, Sprint Season is coming.

To assist current and new steerers, Hoe Tonga has invited Paul Roozenaal provide a performance steering workshop to any steerers wanting to gain an extra edge in their steering performance. This workshop is half theory and half practical so bring down some paddling gears and warm clothes.

DATE: October 19th

TIME: 10am-1pm

VENUE: PCKC Clubrooms

COSTS: $40/person

Send an email to hoetonga@gmail.com if you are interested with full name and phone number.

Advanced sprints steering

Hoe Tonga Regional Sprints Dates Confirmed

Due to the growth in participation at the Regional Sprints over the last few years the Hoe Tonga Board decided that it was time to expand the event across more days. After consulting with paddlers and clubs from across the region, we can now confirm that this years Regional Sprints will be spread across two weekends.

The first weekend will be only W1 and that will be on November 23rd with the 24th being the postponement date if needed.

The second weekend will be W6 and W12 racing with heats being on Saturday Nov 30th and Finals on Sunday Dec 1st.

The official race pānui will be available at a later date.DJI_0007-Pano


We would like to please request some volunteers for the event from a variety clubs to ensure the event can go ahead.  If you are racing or have children racing we can manage the time around this so you don’t miss out. If you are interested and happy to lend a hand please send an email to Matai at hoetonga@gmail.com and please advise what days you can work.

Hoe Tonga Paddler Series Race 3 RESULTS

After a month off it was great to see crews still turn up during the winter cold on Saturday morning. Our novice division is still growing strong and our long course paddlers keep battling out in the variable conditions that Porirua has to offer.

The official results for both races can be found below including the updated points table.

Race 1 and 2 Results

Points Table

(Please note some divisions have been merged together due to a lack of entries in a particular division e.g senior master mens now master mens)

Hoe Tonga Paddler Series Race 3 Entries Close soon

Last event was unfortunately cancelled but we should be in for a great race next weekend. Make sure you guys get your entries in soon. The entries close in two days so don’t miss out. Great chance to get out on the water in Porirua.

Contact your club coordinator today to enter your teams online via the Waka Ama New Zealand Website.



It is our pleasure to welcome back as an affiliated Waka Ama Club, Kokiri Marae Tai Patu Waka Ama Club. It is not only great to see you guys back providing waka ama to eager paddlers throughout the region but also awesome to see a growing number of opportunities provided.

If you’re looking for a waka ama club to be a part of in the Hutt Valley are check these guys out. They are located at Whiorau Reserve, Lowry Bay, Seaview, Lower Hutt

Contact Briar Kopa for more information on Kokiri Marae Tai Patu Waka Ama Club. briar@kokiri-hauora.org.nz

For a list of other clubs throughout the region visit the Clubs tab

Kokiri Tai Patu

Hoe Tonga Paddler Series Race 3 Pānui Available

With the cancellation of Race 2 a couple of weeks ago racing in July has been quiet in the region and a good opportunity to enjoy time with whānau.

Now it is time to look towards Race 3 which is 3 weeks away. We do have new hosts for race 3 which is Porirua Canoe and Kayak Club, therefore it is important to note the the race will now be at the Titahi Bay Boating Club and not in Wellington City.

For the official race pānui/information click here.