Archive (2019 February)

  1. Te Tohu Whakarewa Tāngata o Ngā Kaihoe o Aotearoa 2019

    In 2015 Waka Ama NZ /Ngā Kaihoe o Aotearoa Board had great pleasure in announcing the establishment of a ‘virtual’ Hall of Fame to permanently recognise outstanding contributors to the sport of waka ama in New Zealand/Aotearoa. This year we have three very special individuals who dedicated much of their lives to the sport of Waka Ama in New Zealand since it began in this country - Raipoia Brightwell, Chrissy Herbert (posthumously) and Bo Herbert (posthumously)
    Feb 01, 2019
  2. Takapuna Beach Cup Entries extended till midnight tonight

    Entries have been extended till midnight Monday 4 Feb to allow for last minutes entries. After this closing date a late entry fee will be applied.
    Feb 04, 2019
  3. Taupo Te Wheke Challenge

    Entries are open and race information is now online
    Feb 05, 2019
  4. James Bhutty Moore-morial race 2019

    Results and wrap up!
    Feb 05, 2019
  5. Waka required for Takapuna Beach Cup

    We have a high number of requests for W6 waka hire this year for the Takapuna Beach Cup, with quite a few teams coming from Canada, Singapore, Hawaii, Tahiti and all around Aotearoa.
    Feb 08, 2019
  6. Takapuna Beach Cup Information

    If you want to check out what crews are in your division a list of all entries including division is available on the event page. All days waivers are also available if you want to download early and speed up your pre-race registration process.
    Feb 08, 2019
  7. UPDATE - Foundation Coaching Course, Nelson

    The course will remain at the Lake Rotoiti Community Hall, 22 Main Road, St Arnaud from 9am on Sunday 10th Feb. Stay safe and adhere to any Civil Defence updates.
    Feb 08, 2019
  8. National Secondary School Waka Ama Championships 2019

    Online entries are open for the National Secondary School Waka Ama Championships 2019 held at Lake Tikitapu 26-29th March 2019. Entries must be completed by the school. Panui 1 is online - please ensure you familiarise yourself with this information, any further questions can be directed to
    Feb 10, 2019
  9. Tuatoru - Waka Ama NZ Newsletter 📬 - February 2019 ☀

    Check out our 3rd Waka Ama NZ Newsletter - Waka Kōrero
    Feb 12, 2019
  10. Portage Crossing 2019 Results

    Feb 12, 2019
  11. Te Heke

    A great month for getting back into distance events and the ideal one to top it off at the tail end of the month ....Te Heke, the singles (or double canoe ) relay race around Waiheke Island featuring Tupu, Nicky K., Bernie Murch, Richard and Ngaire Pehi plus a number of other well known paddlers. Te Heke make it easy, providing a shuttle service for your team and it's waka across to the island from Maraetai, and if you haven't got your own support boat, we'll source you one. This race can be made easy by having more members in your team, 5 if you like. Check out their Facebook page "Te heke waiheke island circumnavigational race February 2019" or their website or tel: (021) 960002
    Feb 12, 2019
  12. Johnny Puakea Coaching Clinics

    As the founder of Puakea Designs, John is an internationally sought after canoe builder as well as a championship- winning paddling coach, whose career as a canoeing innovator and promoter has evolved with the expanding paddling sports market. We are very excited to announce John Puakea will be in New Zealand running a series of clinics. See link for more information - spaces are very limited - don't miss out!
  13. WAKA AMA NZ SHOP - Last chance to buy online!

    Online shop will be closing down from Thursday (14) February at midnight! Last chance to purchase merchandise online, then all stock will go to the Takapuna Beach Cup Merchandise tent!
  14. Omokoroa Dash 2019 Results

  15. Takapuna Beach Cup - Results

    All days results now online!
  16. Werohia o Te Motu-Arai-Roa - Waiheke Challenge - Cancelled

    Werohia o Te Motu-Arai-Roa - Waiheke Challenge race has been cancelled, please keep an eye out for the 2020 event details
  17. POSTPONED: TPOTI Regional Secondary Schools Sprint event 02 March, Lake Ngaroto

    On Friday we reviewed the lake information and found that there are health warnings in place. The lake levels for cyanobacteria are five times higher than what is acceptable for recreational contact/use. We feel it would be irresponsible of us to run an event in a lake in such a condition. Not only does it place a risk on the participants and event volunteers, it also increases the load on the lake environment. In light of this we will be postponing the event to later in the year. An alternative date later in 2019 will be advised when confirmed.
  18. Hoea ki Mokoia 2019

    Panui is online and entries are open!