Hoe Tonga has received one nomination for the upcoming Board member elections at the AGM: Paul Marshall.
The AGM will take place after the Race 4 of the Hoe Tonga Paddla Series (this Saturday), but before the prize giving for the Series.
Paul would bring the following skills to Hoe Tonga’s Board:
- Marketing & Communications
- Ability to understand and relate to stakeholders
- Strong local and regional community connection, credibility and networks
- Ability to establish quality relationships
- A knowledge of Tikanga Maori
- Strategic Thinking
- Good understanding of the principles of Governance and Management
Ko Taiarahia te maunga
Ko Ohinemataroa te awa
Ko Mataatua te waka
Ko Ngāi Tūhoe te Iwi
Recently introduced to the sport of waka over the past 4 years through my kids at the Porirua Canoe and Kayak Club (PCKC), now our whole whānau is giving it a go.
In my professional life I am the national lead for sport industry at Skills Active. My previous roles include project management, cultural advisor and community development in the health sector. I also trained as a personal trainer and have worked in community recreation developing and managing community sports programmes. I have also had experience in governance positions sitting on governance groups for community organisations including the Wellington Division of the Cancer Society.
My sporting background is mostly in martial arts, representing New Zealand in Taekwondo, moving onto kickboxing with Rangataua o Aotearoa and now training Brazilian jiu-Jitsu at the Combat Room in Wellington.
In addition to two paddles and various other spot prizes, including a Team Aotearoa Race Shirt from Long Distance Worlds 2017, to give away, the prize giving for this year’s series will also feature a number of team trophies (senior, junior and novice, for the team with the most points in those three categories) and a new trophy “He Taonga Kotahitanga”.
Donated by Te Ringa Miti Tai Heke Waka Ama Club, this new trophy, carved from Totara and Rimu, is a representation of us as a people who have journeyed the many oceans and rivers by waka, whether be that for gathering food, battle, racing or to seek new horizons. Alternately, being one to achieve a common goal – Kotahitanga.
Race 1 (Junior, Novice, short course): http://www.yacht-bot.com/races/13523
Race 2 (Senior, long course): http://www.yacht-bot.com/races/13524
Best viewing is on a large screen or an ipad. Large smart phones are still doable but not ideal.
Preparations are in full swing for Race 3 next Saturday.
Click here to download a couple of maps to show you where to go (before you get to the bridge at Paremata, turn off SH1 into Pascoe Ave to get to Ngati Toa Domain), and a detailed map of the site.
Please set up all W6 on the grass area, with the bows of canoes facing the channel. Please keep them reasonably tight so that there is enough room for all.
Please store trailer toward the northern part of the grass area.
Note that the launching ramp at Ngati Toa is currently not usable as a storm has washed away a part of the beach. Therefore, please leave room for support boats to be launched toward the southern part of the grass area.
Also, a friendly reminder to bring skirts. For the senior race, if conditions allow, we will go out to either Titahi Bay or “the Point”. Therefore, skirts may be mandatory.
Links for the live racing will be posted separately on Thursday before the race.
- Host: Hoe Tonga Pacifica Waka Ama Association
- Venue: Henley Lake, Masterton
- When: 9-10 December
- 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.
- Entries close on Thursday, 30 November.
- Roster closes on Tuesday, 5 December.
- Waiver form for team W6 entries
- Waiver form for W1 entries
- Entries are to be done via your club and WANZ’s online system
- 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 for entries that withdraw after the entry deadline.
Questions? Email email@example.com or call 021-1250997.
Porirua Canoe Kayak Club has provided further information on trailer parking and canoe un/loading for the event this coming Saturday. Please click here to download.
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)
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.)
Welcome to the Hoe Tonga PADDLA Series 2017, designed to attract new paddlers to our sport, and to enable paddlers and teams to prepare for the Long Distance Nationals 2017.
Races consist of a long course (12-15km) for senior teams, and a shorter course (5-8km) for junior and novice (1st year paddling) teams. The Series is overseen by Hoe Tonga, but each individual race is hosted and organised by member clubs or event organisers.
The series is big on participation, so we will have some cool spot prizes, including a Tai paddle.
Must read: Hoe Tonga PADDLA Series information package (click to download)
Naomi Brooking at OneAgency Brooking Realty:
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(Mention the HT PADDLA Series when listing your home with Naomi.)
All races at a glance
Race 1: 10 June (Sat), Dolly Varden Beach, Porirua
Race 2: 12 August (Sat), Onepoto in Titahi Bay, Porirua
Race 3: 2 September (Sat), Ngati Toa Domain, Porirua
Race 4: 23 September (Sat), Whanganui