NEWS

Friday
Announcement: Aotearoa Elite Para Mixed Team Selection

Announcement: Aotearoa Elite Para Mixed Team Selection

Congratulations to the following paddlers selected to represent Aotearoa at the 2024 IVF Va’a World Sprint Championships. E mihi ana ki a Roni, Teress, Tony me ngā whānau katoa e tautoko ana ki tō tātou tīma 🙌🏽🔥

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Friday

Te Wheke challenge CANCELLED

Due to ongoing weather issues and safety concerns, the Taupo Te Wheke Challenge, scheduled for tomorrow has sadly been cancelled.

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Wednesday

The TnT Waitakere Double Header is coming up

Enter now! Saturday April 27th, at the WOCC Club, 32 Bridge Avenue, Te Atatu South, Auckland. Entries are open until April 23rd, so contact your club admin to enter. Hosted by Waitakere Outrigger Canoe Club. Hangi packs available to pre-order - read the pānui. Event info and pānui online now

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Wednesday

March members prize draw winner

Our March members prize draw is kindly donated by Toki Apparel Ltd, click here to see the winner.

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Tuesday

Enter now!

Ruamatā Waka Ama Club warmly invites you to enter Race 1 in the 2024 Rotohoe Series. 2024 marks the 20th anniversary of this event, so sign up today. Saturday April 20th, 2024, at Reeme St Reserve, Ngongotahā. Entries are open, so contact your club admin to enter. Entries close next Tuesday April 16th. Hosted by Ruamatā Waka Ama club. All event info and pānui online now

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Tuesday

Ngā Hau Maiangi Hard n Fast Series: Race 2

Enter now! Saturday April 20th at Ngā Hau Maiangi, Ian Shaw Park, 252a Panama Road, Auckland. Entries close in a week, so contact your club admin to enter NOW! Hosted by Ngā Hau Maiangi Inc. All event info and pānui online now

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Apr 5, 2024

AOTEAROA NZ WORLD SPRINT TRAVEL INSURANCE

WE ARE BACK ON LINE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PAITENCE. The following information is for travel insurance for the 2024 World Sprint Championships in Hilo, Hawai'i. Waka Ama NZ has managed to secure comprehensive Travel Insurance for our New Zealand Teams and Management which is available to anyone travelling to Hawai'i as part of the IVF World Sprint Championship Aotearoa New Zealand contingent. The insurance is underwritten by TAI. The policy includes cover for racing at the World Sprint Championships. It will cover all paddlers up to the age of 80. The insurance will be available for anyone travelling to Hawai'i to purchase until the 10th July 2024. It is not a requirement from Waka Ama NZ that you purchase this insurance. However, the Event Organisers have stipulated that all competitors must be covered by insurance for racing. We recommend anyone travelling and not racing has travel insurance. Please note: you should read the Policy before purchasing the insurance.

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Apr 2, 2024

Get your team together and enter the Taupo Te Wheke Challenge

Saturday 13th April, 2024 at Tapuaeharuru Bay, Ferry Rd, Taupo. Contact your club admin to enter. Entries close in a week - Tuesday April 9th. Hosted by Taupō Waka Ama Club - All event info and pānui online.

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Mar 28, 2024

Race Results - Ngā Hau Maiangi Hard n Fast Series: Race 1

These can now be seen on the event page

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Mar 25, 2024

2024 Secondary School National Awards

Congratulations to the following kura for receiving the National Awards at the 2024 Waka Ama Secondary School Nationals. Te Kura o Kokohuia (Putu Mihaka Trophy) & Whangamata Area School (Te Pou Tautokohia).

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RACE CALENDAR

14
Apr

Aotearoa Aito Tamariki (Sanctioned)

Okahu Bay, Auckland

1km/2km/3km

20
Apr

Ngā Hau Maiangi Hard n Fast Series: Race 2 (Sanctioned)

Nga Hau Maiangi, Ian Shaw Park, 252a Panama Road, Auckland

Distance

20
Apr

Rotohoe Series - Race 1 (Sanctioned)

Reeme St Reserve, Ngongotahā

6km, 10km, 14km

27
Apr

TNT Waitakere Double Header (Sanctioned)

32 Bridge Avenue, Te Atatu South, Auckland

10km

28
Apr

Manukau Taitamariki/Intermediate Series: Race 1 (Sanctioned)

The Ramp, Ian Shaw Park, Panama Road, Mt Wellington

2km, 4km

11
May

Ngā Hau Maiangi Hard n Fast Series: Race 3 (Sanctioned)

Nga Hau Maiangi, Ian Shaw Park, 252a Panama Road, Auckland

Distance

11
May

Whaingaroa Hoe (Sanctioned)

Papahua (Te Kopua) Boat Ramp, Raglan

8km, 20km

18
May

Rotohoe Series - Race 2 (Sanctioned)

Rangiuru Bay Reserve, Tarawera, Rotorua

6km, 10km, 16km

25
May

George Pomana Memorial Regatta Series (Subject to Sanctioning)

Weymouth Boat Ramp, Hazards Rd Weymouth

8km/10km/15km

26
May

Manukau Taitamariki/Intermediate Series: Race 2 (Sanctioned)

The Ramp, Ian Shaw Park, Panama Road, Mt Wellington

250m & 500m

01
Jun

IceBreaker Challenge 2024 (Sanctioned)

OUSA Aquatic Centre, Otago Boat Harbour, Dunedin

1-3km, 10km, 20km

08
Jun

George Pomana Memorial Regatta Series (Subject to Sanctioning)

Weymouth Boat Ramp, Hazards Rd Weymouth

8km/10km/15km

15
Jun

Mauao Ocean Hoe Series – Race 1 (Sanctioned)

Pilot Bay (Waikorire), Mount Maunganui

10km & 16km

15
Jun

Parihaka Waka Ama Hoe Matariki (Subject to Sanctioning)

Parua Bay

8km & 18km

22
Jun

Ngā Hau Maiangi Hard n Fast Series: Race 4 (Sanctioned)

Nga Hau Maiangi, Ian Shaw Park, 252a Panama Road, Auckland

Distance

NATIONAL EVENTS

Thu 3rd Oct - Sun 6th Oct 2024

2024 Long Distance Nationals - Gisborne

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Sun 12th Jan - Sat 18th Jan 2025

2025 National Sprint Championships

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Mon 24th Mar - Fri 28th Mar 2025

2025 Secondary School Nationals

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