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2021 Memory: Club Points Trophy

Horouta Waka Ama were presented with the Club Points Trophy in 2021 for the 10th time in 11 years! Read here for a write up from the club about the award and success!
Friday - 115 views

2021 Memory: Ace Cuthers Memorial Club Spirit Award

The Ace Cuthers Memorial Club Spirit Award 2021 for performance on and off the water throughout the entire week was presented to Tu Tangi Ora – Waka Ama Inc. As a club they embodied the values of Waka Ama throughout the event; Manaakitanga, Whanaungatanga, Hauora, Tū Tangata. A true reflection of all working together as one. Read here for a write up from the club on what the award means to them!
Friday - 152 views

WANZ Annual Report 2021

The Waka Ama NZ Annual Report 2021 is now available online! The report was approved last night at our AGM and captures all the highlights from our previous year. Make sure to check it out and share it around!
Friday - 50 views

Te Puku O Te Ika Regional Sprint Championships 2021 - Lane Draw and Race Schedule online!

The lane draw and race schedule for the event this Saturday is online now! Event information is now online also. Please contact tpoti@wakaama.co.nz if you have any questions
Wednesday - 858 views

CANCELLED: Te Karu o Te Ika

Te Karu o Te Ika Race has been cancelled. Hosted by Wairarapa Waka Ama and scheduled for 22 and 23 January, the event has been cancelled due to lake closure. All entries for this event are now void. The event looks to return later in the year!
Wednesday - 63 views

Sport New Zealand - Waka Ama Strengthen and Adapt Project

In May 2020, the New Zealand Government announced funding in the form of a Recovery Package to assist play, active recreation, and sport organisations to deal with the impacts of COVID-19. Sport NZ has formulated an approach to assist a group of National Partners to make the best use of the Recovery Package, which includes a National Partner Strengthen and Adapt Programme. Waka Ama NZ has been chosen by Sport NZ to be part of this programme because of the impact our strategy is having on the physical activity outcomes of New Zealanders.
Tuesday - 69 views

Manawa Hine W1 Women's Relay Race

Mareikura Waka ama Club invites nga kaihoe wahine toa to join us in racing in our awa and our moana in Turanga nui a Kiwa. This event is a celebration of our Tairawhiti waka wahine greatness. To highlight the skills, determination and power of our wahine. Through times of uncertainty let us gather in strength and weave more happy times. Kia Tū Te Hoe, Tū Te Manawa, Tū te Wahine!!!
Tuesday - 82 views

Tupuria King appointed as Elite Men's Sprint Coach and Paddler intent process open

Waka Ama NZ is excited to announce that Tupuria King has been appointed as Coach of the New Zealand Elite Men's Sprint Team to compete at this years IVF World Sprint Championship in London
Monday - 381 views

Waka Ama Not Nats 2022

We will be connecting with you online this week to reminisce on Sprint Nationals! Stay tuned as we share our favourite nationals memories, run competitions & giveaways, and share content from our whānau across Aotearoa. Join us by sharing your favourite nationals memories or your location for paddling this week, make sure to tag @wakaamanz or send to us directly so we can re share! If you’re in, on or around the water this week, remember to stay safe and look out for your whānau. Have a good week!
Monday - 75 views

Enter Now! Karewa Island Race 2022

Karewa Island Race. Saturday 29 January 2022. Hosted by Hoe Aroha Waka Ama Club. Whareroa Boat Ramp, Tauranga. Event under CPF Orange Setting. My Vaccine Pass required. Enter online now. All information online. Please read the event and covid pānui.
Jan 14, 2022 - 165 views

He Aituā: Gary Richards

Kia hiwa raa. Kia hiwa raa. Kua hinga teetehi o ngaa tootara kei roto i te wao nui oo Taane aa Gary Richards. It is with great sadness that we notify on the news of the passing of Gary Richards - Tauranga Moana OCC
Jan 14, 2022 - 203 views - 4 comments

Lake Pupuke missing W1 Ama

Missing ama for a W1 model Jacques. Waka was stored at Lake Pupuke.
Jan 14, 2022 - 96 views

Takapuna Beach Cup Updates!

Only 29 more sleeps until our favourite New Zealand changeover and distance race! Don't miss out on this amazing event that takes place on the shores of Takapuna Beach! Click here for more information
Jan 13, 2022 - 272 views

IVF Va'a World Sprint Club Championships 2022 - Club Qualifiers

Congratulations to the club teams who are confirmed as qualified to represent their club at the World Club Sprint Championships in London in August. Please note there are a number of divisions/events that will be confirmed at the qualifying event in April
Jan 12, 2022 - 452 views

New Zealand Qualifying Event for the IVF WORLD SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022 – London

Due to the cancellation of the 2022 Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Waka Ama Sprint Nationals, Waka Ama NZ will host this event at Lake Karāpiro for Club Teams and V1 paddlers to qualify. This event will also be open to those World Club Sprint Teams (already confirmed as qualified) and Elite Squads heading to London in August.
Jan 12, 2022 - 633 views

Rātana Paa looking for World Sprints Paddlers

Rātana Paa Kaihoe Trust is looking for paddlers to fill teams. Looking for two Golden Master (60) Men and two Master (40) Women or Master (50) Women for the World Sprints in London this coming August.
Jan 10, 2022 - 368 views

CANCELLED - Tairua to Whangamata

Due to low registration numbers this event has been cancelled.
Jan 10, 2022 - 105 views

2021 AROCA Regional Sprint Championships

Schedule and Lane Draw is now online. Due to the reduction in entries the event will be run on Saturday only
Jan 5, 2022 - 834 views

Reminder: Waka Ama NZ Covid-19 Events Policy feedback

Feedback on the Waka Ama NZ draft Covid-19 events policy closes on Wednesday 5th January
Jan 4, 2022 - 355 views

Enter Now! Te Karu o Te Ika - Ki Te Hoe!

Te Karu o Te Ika - Ki Te Hoe! steered by Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. 22 & 23 January 2022. Hosted by Wairarapa Waka Ama Canoe Club. Henley Lake, Masterton. W6 & W12 Sprints. Event under CPF Orange Setting (subject to change). My Vaccine Pass required. Enter online now. All information online. Please read the event and covid pānui.
Dec 23, 2021 - 324 views

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