2016 Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Long Distance Nationals

Venue: Tauranga, Western Bay of Plenty
Date: Fri 30th Sep - Sun 2nd Oct 2016
Distance: Iron
Host: Te Puku O Te Ika

Te Puku o Te Ika (TPOTI), in association with Waka Ama New Zealand (WANZ), is the proud host of the 2016 Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Long Distance Nationals.

The event will be held in Tauranga at Marine Park Reserve, Sulphur Point on the 30th September and 1st October with the welcome Thursday 29th September and racing Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October. Sunday 2nd October will be kept as a reserve day in case of bad weather for any of the events.

Trolleys and Tires for LDN

A message for all clubs bringing Waka to LDN - please bring waka trolley and tires for your canoes. The area that rigged canoes will be situated is asphalt and a 50m distance from the launch area. Any questions contact ldn@wakaama.co.nz

Important Dates:

  • 2nd June Entries open
  • 9th September Entries close
  • 16th September Roster close
  • 20th September Late entries close

Event Schedule

  • 29th September Powhiri
  • 30th September Race One & Race Two
  • 1st October Race Three & Race Four
  • Prizegiving & Meal
  • After Function
  • 2nd October Back up race day - in case of bad weather

Entries received after the 9th September will be late Entries and will be charged an additional $20 per paddler. 

Note: any club that withdraws teams after 16th September will still be charged the Full Entry fee. Entries will be done via the Waka Ama New Zealand website (as per sprint nationals) and will need to be entered by your club coordinator.

Please send any queries to ldn@wakaama.co.nz

For more information on the event, including sponsors, head to http://tpoti.weebly.com/

Race rules: http://tpoti.weebly.com/ldn-race-rules.html


Online Entries:

Contact Details

Name: Te Puku o te Ika
Email: ldn@wakaama.co.nz


  1. LDN Panui 1 finaL_Update.pdf
  2. Panui 2.pdf

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