Last chance: Wāhine in Waka Ama Survey 2021

Last chance to complete our Wāhine in Waka Ama Survey 2021!! Don't miss this opportunity to have your say! Please share with your friends, whānau, and clubbies! You'll also go in the draw to win a $300 Prezzy Card! Ngā mihi wāhine mā!
Yesterday - 369 views


The Mauao Ocean Hoe Series Race 1 (Saturday 2 October), hosted by Hoe Aroha Waka Ama, is going ahead. However there are some major changes to the event schedule, race times & strict covid restrictions. Please only attend for your race. Please read the full covid event information and updated pānui. Please ensure these are adhered to for the safety of our waka ama whānau and others.
Monday - 89 views

TPOTI Administration Position - Applications extended until Wednesday 29 September

The Te Puku o Te Ika Region is currently seeking an administrator (20 hours per week).
Saturday - 272 views

September members prize draw

Our prizes this month are donated by Eat Me Supplements and Day Two
Friday - 96 views

Balance is Better Webinar Series

Sign up for next week's Balance is Better webinar - Preparing for a successful season: What do coaches need to know? Thursday 30 September | 7.00-8.00pm. Great timing as we head into the summer season!
Friday - 119 views

Te Reo Taiohi o Nga Kaihoe o Aotearoa | Rangatahi Voice for Waka Ama NZ

We are excited to announce the following Rangatahi as our inaugural Te Reo Taiohi o Nga Kaihoe o Aotearoa rōpū! We would like to send a mihi to the regions that connected us with the Rangatahi from within their rohe. Ngā mihi maioha ki a koutou ngā Rangatahi! Thank you for putting forward your name to be a part of Te Reo Taiohi o Nga Kaihoe o Aotearoa (Rangatahi Voice for Waka Ama NZ). On behalf of our Waka Ama NZ Board and CEO Lara Collins, we are excited about the formation of this rōpū and are looking forward to working with you. Stay tuned for more information about each Rangatahi and the awesome kaupapa and kōrero that will come from an amazing group!
Thursday - 73 views

Joern Scherzer - International Va'a Federation Race Rules Committee

We are pleased to congratulate Joern Scherzer (Hoe Tonga Board Chair & PCKC Club Member) on being appointed to the International Va’a Federation Race Rule Committee. Joern has served on the Waka Ama NZ Race Rule Committee for over 10 years and took on the task of reformatting and re-organising the old Waka Ama NZ Race Rules document in 2010. Since then Joern has been involved as a member of the WANZ Race Rules review committee and has a thorough understanding of the race rules and their intent. Joern will be an asset to the IVF Race Rules committee and will provide a structured, fair & balanced overview of any race rule review process undertaken in the future by the IVF. Kia pai tō mahi e Joern!
Thursday - 27 views

Zalene Douglas - International Va'a Federation Bylaws Committee

We are pleased to congratulate Zalene Douglas (Waka Ama NZ Board Chair) on being appointed to the International Va’a Federation Bylaws Committee. We have no doubt Zalene will be a valuable member of this committee with her skills, passion and knowledge. Kia pai tō mahi e Zalene!
Wednesday - 41 views

CANCELLED: George Pomana Memorial Regatta

The GPMR scheduled for Sunday 10 October has been cancelled. All entries are voided, please contact your club admin regarding any fees you may have paid. The event will return in 2022!
Wednesday - 61 views


Notice to re-run the 2021 TPOTI AGM as circulated 18 September 2021
Sep 21, 2021 - 38 views

Templates - Pānui & Entry Set Up

Need help with writing your pānui and your entry set up for your waka ama event?! Then check out our latest templates to help you! Great way to provide clear information to whānau for your event.
Sep 21, 2021 - 33 views

COVID-19 UPDATE: Auckland Alert Level 3, Rest of NZ Alert Level 2

Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 at 11:59 pm, Tuesday 21 September. The rest of New Zealand remains at Alert Level 2. To our Auckland Waka Ama Whānau who can now get back on the water - Please ensure you read our Level 3 information
Sep 20, 2021 - 2,748 views

Waka Ama Kupu - Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori!

Ānei ngā kupu e pā ana ki waka ama! We hope you learnt some new kupu last week to use when paddling. Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori!
Sep 20, 2021 - 45 views

WANZ Event Sanctioning Update

This pānui is to provide an update on the Waka Ama NZ event sanctioning process. As we evolve and the environment changes, we too must update and improve our processes. The updates and amendments to the Waka Ama NZ sanctioning process are effective as of Friday 1 October 2021. Click this story to read the full pānui.
Sep 20, 2021 - 248 views

New 2021-2022 season begins 1 October 2021

As of the 1st October, the new 2021-2022 affiliation season will begin. We are looking forward to an exciting season and preparing for our 33rd Annual Sprint Nationals at Lake Karāpiro in January 2022. Remember all club members will need to renew their affiliation from the 1st of October for the 2021-2022 season, see your Club Rep for details. Any queries please contact admin@wakaama.co.nz for assistance.
Sep 17, 2021 - 71 views

CANCELLED: WOCC The Bridges Harbour Race

"It is with regret that we at Waitakere OCC must advise we are cancelling the Bridges Race on Saturday 9 October 2021. This was a signature event for our 30th year as a waka ama club but we have to recognise these are uncertain times due to Covid. We do intend to reschedule just as soon as we are able".
Sep 15, 2021 - 94 views

Sprint Nationals Vendor Application Form 16th-22nd January 2022

Come and celebrate our 33rd annual National Sprint Championships at Lake Karapiro with your products or services. Retail and promotional vendor applications are now available so complete the application attached and we will get back to you with confirmation and further information. Food vendors please contact admin@wakaama.co.nz for more information.
Sep 15, 2021 - 62 views

COVID-19 Rest of NZ (excluding Auckland) Alert Level 2

If you feel sick at all – Please stay home
Sep 14, 2021 - 1,599 views

CANCELLED: Te Tauihu o Te Waka a Māui Secondary School Sprint Champs

The Te Tauihu o Te Waka a Māui Secondary School Sprint Champs scheduled for 29th October 2021 has been cancelled due to covid restrictions and uncertainty. The event will return in 2022.
Sep 14, 2021 - 56 views

CANCELLED: Aces Race 2021

Aces Race committee have made a collective decision, it is with an abundance of caution that we cancel the ‘Aces Race event’ on Saturday 16 October 2021 from Panmure Wharf to Birkenhead wharf. We were looking forward to hosting this amazing event in honour of Ace Cuthers with all our Waka Ama community in Aotearoa but due to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid pandemic here in Auckland and the rest of New Zealand the Health and well-being of all paddlers and whanau is paramount. The event will return in 2022.
Sep 14, 2021 - 84 views

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Hall of Fame
  1. Oct 2021
    1. Bay of Islands Waka Festival 2021 (Approved)
      Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd Oct
    2. Sat 2nd Oct Entries closed: 28 Sep
    3. Sun 3rd Oct
    4. The Bridges Harbour Race (Sanctioned)
      Sat 9th Oct
    5. George Pomana Memorial Regatta 2021 (Sanctioned)
      Sun 10th Oct
    6. Aces Race (Sanctioned)
      Sat 16th Oct
    7. Sun 17th Oct Entries close: 12 Oct
    8. Sat 23rd Oct Entries close: 19 Oct
    9. Sat 23rd Oct Entries close: 11 Oct
    10. Te Tauihu o Te Waka a Māui Secondary School Sprint Champs (Sanctioned)
      Fri 29th Oct
    11. Sat 30th Oct Entries close: 26 Oct
    12. Sat 30th Oct Entries close: 26 Oct
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