Pioke Pursuit (Sanctioned)

Venue: Rāpaki Bay, Whakaraupō / Lyttelton Harbour
Date: Sun 21st Oct 2018
Distance: 400m/1000m turns

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Ko te karanga o te kaihao pioke e karanga nei. Tēnā koutou.

Nau mai, tauti mai ki te rā whakanui waka ama ki Te Rāpaki o Te Rakiwhakaputa.

Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke would like to invite you to compete in the second annual Pioke Pursuit to be held on Sunday 21 October 2018 at Rāpaki. The name Pioke Pursuit refers to one of our local taonga species, Pioke / Rig or Spotted Dogfish that is a significant part of our identity and mahinga kai (food gathering) traditions.

This race is based on a pursuit style event that was first undertaken at Rāpaki in 2003 and hosted by Te Waka Pounamu Outrigger Canoe Club. The idea is to have a fun event, requiring little set up and minimal equipment, but that helps both novice and experienced paddlers and crews gain practice in both sprint racing and turns, and as a way to prepare for the Te Waka o Aoraki Regional Sprints in December. We are also holding the event as a way of getting our own whanau from Rāpaki involved in waka ama.

For more info see attached race pack below

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Contact Details

Name: Craig Pauling
Email: rapaki@ngaitahu.iwi.nz


  1. 2018 Pioke Pursuit Race Pack.pdf
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