Invitation to All Clubs for Strategic Planning Hui

We will like to invite all club reps and club members to attend a hui to assist in developing our Strategic Plan for the next 5 years. This is an opportunity for everyone to provide their ideas on which direction they would like to see Waka Ama goes in throughout region.

Date: Sunday October 14th 2018

Time: 3-6pm

Venue: Te Puna Ora. (Located on the Corner of Te Hiko and Ngati Toa street in Porirua)

For more information email hoetonga@gmail.com. See you all there!!!

 

Hoe Tonga Paddler Series 2018 Final Results

Congratulations to all the teams that competed in Whanganui over the weekend and throughout the series. Our series continues to grow and become more competitive and it is great to see.

Special Congratulations goes out to our winning teams of the series.

For our Junior Short Course we have two teams winning taking first equal:           Whitirea J16 Men TOA Waka Ama and Tamatea Otaikokako J19 Mixed

Open Short Course Champions 2018: Waitatapia Open Women Otaki Waka Hoe

Long Course Champions 2018: Motungangara Open Men Otaki Waka Hoe

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 Otaki Waka Hoe.

For a full Overview of the results follow the link below and good luck to all the teams competing at Long Distance National 2018.

Final Results Here

Hoe Tonga Board Position Available

We are sad to announce that Chris Fox has tendered her resignation from the board. Therefore one vacancy will arise as a Hoe Tonga Board member after the AGM September 15th.

Hoe Tonga would like to acknowledge the time and efforts Chris Fox has contributed as a Board Member over the years she has been in the position. She has put in countless hours towards the growth of our sport in the region and she will be missed.

As a result of the vacancy, one elected positions, Hoe Tonga is calling for nominations for one new elected Board member. Deadline for application will be at the end of the month on September 30th

The process is as follows:

  • Nominations can be made by Member Clubs. You can nominate any individual. Nominees do not need be a member/paddler of your club or region.
  • We are seeking Board members who will take an active involvement in the sport’s governance body and in the best interests of its membership as a whole. All nominees must be honest, reliable, trustworthy and comfortable to ‘walk and talk’, particularly in relation to the values of our sport (as outlined in our Strategic Plan).
  • Clubs and nominees must fill in the nomination form. They must be received, completed with relevant nominee profile and sent to hoetonga@gmail.com. The list of nominees, along with their profiles, will be posted on the Hoe Tonga website.
  • Click here to download the nomination form.

 

NET Workshop for Delivering Para Sports

This month on September 18th from 6pm Halberg will be hosting the No Exceptions Training workshop with the support of Hoe Tonga and KiwiSport Wellington.

This workshop is for clubs, coaches and paddlers wanting to learn more about delivering the core fundamentals of how to adapt and modify physical activities. This workshop is 2 hours long and incorporates practical and theory elements.

Venue is still yet to be confirmed. However if you are interested in this workshop or need more information please email hoetonga@gmail.com

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