Another big Regionals done for the year. Again we saw a slight increase in the number of races that were run, with competitor numbers similar to the previous year.
There was some close racing, and if you are looking for the results, you can find them at https://wp.me/p7gD9I-1AR.
A massive thank you again to all the hard working volunteers, helpers and officials, without whom this event would not be possible.
As some of you will have noticed, we encountered a few challenges this year, and there are some lessons to be learnt for 2019. We will be doing a debrief with Masterton District Council in the near future.
The Club Excellence Award was again won by Otaki Waka Hoe. Congratulations!
For the James Hapeta Club Spirit Award, this year saw two clubs sharing the honours: Hikoikoi Waka Club and Hawaikinui Waka Ama Club. Congratulations!
Now its time to get ready for the National Sprint Champs in January 2019. Good luck to all competitors.
As per rule 21.7 in the Waka Ama NZ race rules, W12 crews at Nationals can be made up of competitors from up to two clubs from the same region, but only in the following divisions:
- Senior Master
- Golden Master
- Master 70
This rule only applies where a club does not have sufficient paddlers to form their own, stand-alone, W12 crews in those age categories. A W12 crew made up of two clubs may be a combination of any number of paddlers from those two clubs. They must satisfy all other rules as specified in the race rules.
If your club wishes to combine with another club in the above divisions, please take note of the following:
- The proposed entry will need to be sent to email@example.com by no later than 10 December. This will ensure that Hoe Tonga has sufficient time to make the entries to meet the Waka Ama NZ timeframes.
- Entries are to be submitted only by an executive officer of one of the clubs. In the email the relevant executive officer must provide confirmation that (i) both clubs agree on the entry and its name (copy in other relevant executive officers), and (ii) that the entry has been checked by both clubs to comply with relevant rules.
- Paddler names must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 31 December 2018. Hoe Tonga will not chase up unfilled rosters – relevant late fees will be passed on to clubs. It is the club’s responsibility to inform Hoe Tonga of the roster, or of any changes to the roster. Paddler names should not be submitted until all paddlers have been checked by the clubs as being on the Waka Ama NZ membership database for their club.
Entries for the Junior have a go Waka Ama close tomorrow. Send the entries through to email@example.com or college sport Wellington now so you don’t miss out.
For those that are interested to up skill their coaching and Waka Ama ability there are 3 spaces available for the WANZ Safety Course at Te Wharewaka o Pōneke on December 2nd.
First in first serve basis. $35 for affiliated paddlers and $75 for non-affiliated.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to check if there are spaces available now.
This is the first time Hoe Tonga are hosting an event that specifically targets intermediate aged (year 7 and 8) and junior (year 9 and 10) secondary school students. This event is to introduce students to Waka Ama before moving on to secondary school competitions in the following year.
The event will include a brief pre-race workshop which includes an introduction to Waka Ama and a land based tipping drill. All teams must be at the workshop before racing.
- Host: Hoe Tonga Pacifica Waka Ama Association
- Venue: Cog Park, Evans Bay Wellington
- When: 8-9 December
- Distance: W6 1km, W6 2km
- Divisions: Int- J16 (year 9 and 10)
- This event is open to all schools with students in years 7-10
- Entries close December 2nd
- Roster Closes December 4th
- All entries must be done through the school
- Secondary schools to register via College Sport Wellington
- Intermediate/Primary Schools to register via manual registration form and return to email@example.com
- There are no refunds for entries that withdraw after the entry deadline date.
Any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0221037755
- Host: Hoe Tonga Pacifica Waka Ama Association
- Venue: Henley Lake, Masterton
- When: 24-25 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.
- Entries closed Thursday, 15 November.
- Roster closed on Tuesday, 20 November.
- 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 or fee reductions for entries that withdraw after the entry deadline.
Questions? Email email@example.com or call 021-1250997.
For those that could not attend or and those wanting and update on what was talked about at the AGM you can find the minutes below
Annual AGM Minutes.
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
Venue: Te Puna Ora. (Located on the Corner of Te Hiko and Ngati Toa street in Porirua)
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. See you all there!!!