Kia Ora Koutou
This is a request for anyone who is able to help volunteer at the Secondary School Sprints tomorrow. Unfortunately we have had several of our volunteers become sick and with the concern with Covid-19 thought it would be best to ask for replacements.
Key areas we are after is
Timekeeping, flag boat assisting and Loading Bay.
If anyone can help please let our team at registration know tomorrow or text Matai on 0221037755.
Anyone planning on fundraising at the Secondary School Regionals please let Matai know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is to ensure we do not have people selling the same things on the day. e.g three sausage sizzles running.
- Host: Hoe Tonga Pacifica Waka Ama Association
- Venue: Onepoto, Porirua
- When: Saturday, 14 March 2020 (reserve day is 15 March)
- Divisions: J19, J16, Year 7/8
- Entries close on 6 March 2020 at 8pm
- There are no refunds for entries after the entry cut-off date where paddlers chose not to race or show up on race day (even if invoices have not yet been received, or schools have not yet settled relevant entry fees).
- Entries are to be done via each school (through the school sports coordinators)
Questions? Email email@example.com.
Still a few month away till the beginning of the 2020 Hoe Tonga Winter Paddler Series, however planning is already underway.
In order for this series to run we do need some of our dedicated clubs to host these race.
Hosting a paddler series race is a great opportunity to upskill club members and is a great fundraising opportunity for clubs. Therefore any clubs that would like to host one of the Winter Series Races, we encourage you to send us a notification of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by FEB 15th 2020.
Please include your preference of date (or order of preference) and a brief overview of how you will host the event. (Please note the first race will be hosted by Hawaikinui on May 23rd)
The dates available are as follows
- July 11th
- Aug 1st
- Sep 5th
We will try to spread the races around the region e.g Wellington, Porirua, Whanganui ect. Any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Regions are to co-ordinate their space and ensure tents are erected in such a way that it maximises space and viewing for everyone.(The short side of the tents must face the lake)
We will be marking out an area of the spectator bank that must be kept clear of all tents or marques. This is to allow for safe walking passage.
Any tents or pop up structures erected on the slopping embankment will need to be put down for prize giving each day.
If your region or clubs in your region are arranging for a Hire company to erect tents on your behalf. The Hire Company needs to know where to put them in relation to the designated space below.
NO tents can be erected until after 10 am Friday 10th January.
Clubs should be reminded that their tents need to be within your regional allocated area. If tents (club or otherwise) are erected in the wrong area or in such a way that it does not maximise space we will ask that they are taken down.
(End closest to the tower)
Congratulations to all competitors at the Hoe Tonga Regional Sprints who have qualified for spots at the 2020 Te Wānanga o Aotearoa National Sprint Champs. You can find the official ranking from the Hoe Tonga Regional Sprints Below
W1 Ranking and Quota Spots
The Official Results of the Dash Races are also available
Finally a big congratulations to the following paddlers who have qualified for the Regional W12 Team who will be representing the Hoe Tonga Region in the Regional 12 race at the Nationals in 2020.
Hoe Tonga Wāhine
- Wikitoria Doyle
- Isabella Fetineiai
- Hinerauwharangi Henare-Taiapa
- Jasmine Ratapu
- Amiria Ropata-Cooper
- Fern Thompson
- Marama Elkington
- Mariana Hodges
- Te Rangihuia Henare
- Hiria Rolleston
- Pounamu Mackay
- Georgia Ropeti
Hoe Tonga Tāne
- Tremaine Rimene
- Paddy Rimene
- Shannon Rimene Albrett
- Jorian Tangaere
- PJ Rimene Albrett
- Parekoihu Taiapa
- Turi Hodges
- Joe Nuku
- Lawrence Hynes
- Slade Butler
- Mataiawhea Te Kere
- Koroiti Tuiau Tongia
After a long two weekends Hoe Tonga Waka Ama Regionals Sprint Championships wrap up for another year at Henley Lake.
Big thank you to all the volunteers and Wairarapa Waka Ama Canoe Club for hosting the event again. Thank you to all the clubs who assisted in the delivery of the event in some shape or form.
You can find all the results below.
Please note that the Dash results will be uploaded at a later time due to some technical difficulties.
Also with Race 74 Senior Master Mens 1000m straight final there was some issues with the timing system, however all the placings for this race are correct and all racing faults by teams have been considered.
Congratulations to our winners of the Club Excellence Trophy for 2019 who once again were Otaki Waka Hoe
The winners of the James Hapeta Trophy for club spirit were Wairarapa Waka Ama Canoe Club.
Well done to all our winners and participants and good luck for the Waka Ama Nationals 2020.