Coaching Clinic with Tupuria King

Waka Ama NZ is bringing a W1 Coaching Clinic to our region on Saturday 17th July and will be held in Porirua. Tupuria King will be delivering the course so make sure you click on the link below and get yourself registered.

Date: Saturday July 17th 2021

Time: 10am-12.30pm

Venue: TBC

For all information, and to register your interest please click on the following link:

Entries for Race 2 Closing Soon

Now is the time to get your clubs team entries in for Race 2 of our Paddler Series. Being held at the Manawatu Boat Club in Foxton on Saturday 10th July. Two races will be going ahead-a short course 8km race and a long course which is 18km.

The Foxton community is excited to see waka on the awa again and the turn for the 18km race goes right up into the township.

We look forward to seeing you all up there-make contact with your club representative today and register!

All information can be found here.

Paddler Series Race 2

Foxton Loop is our venue for the second race in the series. Its exciting to be bringing the race back to Foxton this year after a successful one last year.

Entries close this Saturday 3rd July, so get in touch with your club representative to make sure your team does not miss out. All information for this race can be found here.

We look forward to hosting you all on Saturday July 10th 2021 at the Foxton Boating Club.

Volunteers Needed

Our Paddler Series Race 2 is still scheduled to go ahead on Saturday 10th July in Foxton but we need some help!

If you would like to be involved on the day please get in touch with us through email or give Megan Qaranivalu a call on 0221657649.

Ngā Mata o Te Ariki Tāwhirimātea Event Update

Wellington region will be at Alert Level 2 from 6pm on Wednesday 23 June until 11:59pm on Sunday 27 June.

Due to the Wellington region moving into Covid-19 Alert Level 2 from 6pm Wednesday 23 June to Sunday 27 June 11:59pm.  The Tai Tonga 41 – Ngā Mata o Te Ariki Tāwhirimātea marathon will not go ahead this Saturday 26 June.  We do however anticipate rescheduling to August 21, 2021.  Pending sanctioning approval.  Notice will be posted as per-usual.

Those clubs who have already paid fees to Tai Tonga 41 OCC please email to advise us on whether or not you would like your fees to be held for the new date or a refund be made. Bank details are needed for refund please

We would like to acknowledge the efficiency and interest of all the entries we received. 

Stay safe, be vigilant, be kind, track and trace always!

Nga Mihi, Tai Tonga 41 OCC Executives

Foxton Waka Ama Club

We are holding another meeting on Tuesday 15th June and are keen to have members of the Foxton community come along to it-especially if you are interested in being involved on a committee level.

Some of the key positions that Foxton Waka Ama Club are needing are people with the experience and skills in:

  • Administration
  • Funding
  • Finances
  • Coaching

If you would like to be part of a new Waka Ama Club in the Foxton community then please come along to our next meeting held at the Foxton Rugby Club at 7.30pm. We look forward to connecting with you.

Waka Ama NZ- Foundation Coaching – Steering Basics

WANZ Foundation Coaching – Steering BasicsSteerers/Kaihautu role and responsibilities and how to execute the basic steering strokes

Venue: Nuku Ora, Level 1, 223 Thorndon Quay Thorndon, Wellington
Date: Sun 27th Jun 2021
Distance: Coaching Course
Host: Waka Ama NZ

Delivered by: Myka Nuku

Need to bring: BYO lunch – coffee and tea provided.
Cost:$30 (affiliated member of Waka Ama NZ)$60 (non-affiliated)
Registration: WANZ online via your club rep or for non-affiliated paddlers please email to register. Please note online entries will close earlier if the quota 30 per course is reached. A minimum of 10 registrations will be required to run the course.


Online Entries:

Contact DetailsName: Waka Ama

Te Reo Taiohi o Nga Kaihoe o Aotearoa

Waka Ama New Zealand are excited to see this initiative commence. By establishing this group we are able to start to build a pathway for more youth to be involved in the organisation of our sport. 

Some of these rangatahi will go on to be the leaders in our sport in the future and the more they understand the inner workings of the organisation of Waka Ama, the greater leaders they will become.

It will also provide some of our talented Rangatahi leaders with pathways that develop their skills and enhance their CV’s. 

If you are interested in being a rangatahi voice for Waka Ama NZ and contributing to the future of waka ama then this is for you! 🤙🏽For more information and eligibility please read the following document Te Reo Taiohi o Nga Kaihoe o Aotearora-Terms of Reference

If you would like to apply please get in touch with us for an application form and process details.

New Wave Monitoring Buoy in Wellington Harbour

New Wave Monitoring Buoy – Hutt Motorway

For all our Wellington Harbour Paddlers please take note:

Please be advised that a wave monitoring buoy is going to be deployed approximately 100m off the coast along the Hutt Motorway.(attached is an image indicating it’s approximate location).

There will be 3 buoys linked ~4m apart, the main buoy being yellow in colour and lit at night (8 flashes every 20 seconds). Deployment date is expected to be sometime this week, and it may remain in place for up to 5 months.

Please navigate with caution in this area and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Kind regards,

Alex Paterson

Harbour Ranger / HarboursGreater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao