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Hoe Matariki Regatta 2015 - Parihaka Waka Ama (Sanctioned)


Parua Bay, Whangarei.


Sat 20th Jun 2015


7km, 18km


Parihaka Waka Ama Inc

Contact Details

Name: Analatu
Mobile: 0274 511714

Online Entries


For the newcomers to our Matariki event - Google directions from:


Gull Service Station, 130 Tauroa St, Raumanga, Whangarei to

Parua Bay Tavern, 1034 Whangarei Heads Road (closest landmark)

Travel time 22min

Distance 19km


The venue Whangarei Cruising Club Parua Bay clubhouse is visible from the road and in the same common area as the Outboard Boating Club Whangarei.  If you google map the area you'll see the venue and the OBC boat pontoons/ramp.

We've had a great response of entries for this weekend's regatta - To ensure we comply with NKOA Sanction requirements we've adjusted our race courses for weather conditions and number of paddlers, especially in Race 4 W1.  We want paddlers at all levels to complete these races well and with the expected technical challenges that our choice of waka and weather conditions produce.

PAYMENT:  Please action payment via your club as the account details are available via the NKOA on-line registration process where all entries are calculated for each club.  However, if you are experiencing any difficulty accessing this, the account details are below.  


Bank: KiwiBank
Name: Parihaka Waka Ama
Account: 38-9015-0805080-00
Banking Reference: Club Name

Please make sure you reference correctly so our Treasurer can reconcile your payment with your team - no payment, no race.  

Any queries, please contact Analatu 0274 511714.
W1 and Novice 8km Course

W6 18km Course

Please see attached Panui for all race information and Team Waiver


On-line entries via - close Monday 15th June

Register early to avoid disappointment. Our priority is your safety. To ensure we comply with the Waka Ama Event Sanctioning Process of support boat = waka ratio, priority of entries will be given in order of registration. Therefore we cannot accept entries after the closing date.

All entry fees are non-refundable but may be transferable to a paddler from that team.

All race participants must register and attend race brief (see programme).

Novice paddler - The Novice Race is open to all paddlers eligible for ‘J16 and above’. Novice teams must have at the least an experienced steerer and be able to complete 8km within an hour.

Online entries are open - see your club rep to enter you as per Sprint Nationals, LDN etc 

Fees for Race Distance and Divisions

RACE 1                   18km                      W6          Women / Mixed - $40 per paddler ($240 per crew)

RACE 2                   8km                        W6          J16’s – Boys, Girls, Mixed - $20 per paddler

                                                              W6          Novice – Men / Women / Mixed (no age divisions) - $30 per paddler ($180 per crew)

RACE 3                   18km                      W6          Men $40 per paddler ($240 per crew)

RACE 4                   8km                        W1 / W2 Men / Women - $30 per paddler and Junior $20 per paddler

PLEASE NOTE – for paddlers racing in more than one race:

Juniors: $40 Junior W6 and Open W6 or $30 Junior W6 and W1

Senior: $40 steer/paddle in support of W6 Novice and W6 Senior

Senior: $55 Senior W6 and W1

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