Archive 2020 January

  1. World Sprint - Club Teams and V1 Qualifiers

    Kia ora koutou! Confirmation will be sent to clubs early next week confirming teams and V1 paddlers that have been successful in qualifying for the World Sprints. Due to the business of Nationals we are going to extend some dates. Once the qualifiers have been formally offered their place - teams/V1 paddlers will have until the 4th of February to confirm they wish to secure their spots.
  2. Looking to buy Maui Kanu XTSea Single

    A good condition Carbon over Fibre Maui Kanu XTSea single. Will pay above market value
  3. 2020 Ace Cuthers Memorial Club Spirit Trophy recipients

    The “Ace Cuthers Memorial Club Spirit Award” is a trophy that is chosen by Volunteers and Officials at the event. This trophy was carved and named in honour of Greg 'Ace' Cuthers who we sadly lost in 2010.
  4. James Bhutty Moore-morial Race 2020

    Race information is now online!
  5. Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Waka Ama Sprint Championships Club Points - Winners 2020

    Congratulations to the Horouta Waka Hoe Club who once again won the prestigious Club Points Trophy.
  6. J19 Men Elite Development

    Waka Ama New Zealand is pleased to announce that Paddy Rimene has been appointed as the coach of the New Zealand Junior 19 Mens Elite Development team for the 2020 World Elite Sprint Championships
  7. Te Tohu Whakarewa Tāngata o Ngā Kaihoe o Aotearoa 2020

    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 have dedicated much of their lives to the sport of Waka Ama in New Zealand - Kiwi Campbell, Paora Howe, and Tim Marshall.
  8. 2020 Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Waka Ama Sprint Nationals SURVEY

    Wow what a week! A massive thank-you to everyone who put in a huge effort all week!
  9. Volunteers of Waka Ama

    The Volunteers are the heart and soul of our sport, it takes 160 to make Waka Ama nationals a success, we have volunteers that come from as far as Australia and all over New Zealand from Kaitaia to Christchurch. Some have been here for the first time, others have been coming for decades. But regardless the main reason people keep coming back is our amazing waka ama whānau. Everyone works together to ensure that our waka ama community have the best experience possible. We appreciate all of the hard work that goes on behind the scenes and can’t thank everyone enough!
  10. Elite Men's NZ Selection information for 2020 World Sprints - Intent form extension till this Sunday

    Attached is information and an intent form for those Men who are interested in being considered and trialing for selection in the NZ Elite Men's Sprint Team
  11. Results Day 7 & Results for all days

    What a great week! See attached the results for Day 7 - an exciting day of finals racing. Congratulations to all those that took part during the week. Full results from the week are now online
  12. Day 6 Results - Day 7 Lane Draw - FINALS DAY

    Aroha mai whānau - Results from day 6, lane draw for today!! LAST DAY!!!!
    Jan 18, 2020
  13. 2020 National Club Points as at Friday 17...

    Here are the club points so far....with 1 FINAL day to go....
    Jan 17, 2020
  14. IVF Va'a World Sprint Club Championships 2020 V1 Qualifiers - provisional

    Attached details of V1 qualifiers. All clubs will be contacted to confirm their paddlers acceptance.
    Jan 17, 2020
  15. Day 5 Results - Day 6 Lane Draw

    First day of racing for our senior paddlers. A massive thanks to our Corporate Teams that took part today. First race call 7.30am, first race 8.00am tomorrow. Day 6 tomorrow whanau! Lets go!
    Jan 16, 2020
  16. Day 4 Results - Day 5 Lane Draw

    A fantastic day of W1 racing today! Some tough competition out there today and the racing was electric! First race call 7.30am tomorrow, first race starting 8.00am. First day of racing for our seniors - lets go!!!!!
    Jan 15, 2020
  17. Day 3 Results - Day 4 Lane Draw

    Long day today but how awesome are our rangatahi! First race call 7.30am - first race 8:00am - see you tomorrow for a big day of W1 racing. Admin will be open at 7am for any last minute number holders and ID cards. Last weighins can be done from 6.30am-7.30am tomorrow!
    Jan 14, 2020
  18. 2020 Sprint Nationals - Live streaming!

    Kia ora koutou! It has come to our attention a few hōhā spammers have been sharing links that try to charge you to watch the live streaming. The live streaming is FREE for the whole week. Please only click on links from our Facebook page or Maori Television. Here is the link to the live streaming on the website.
    Jan 13, 2020
  19. Day 2 Results - Day 3 Lane Draw

    Last day of racing for our Taitamariki - what an awesome afternoon to finish off their competition. Tomorrow is the first of our turns races and the last day of racing for the juniors. First race call 7.30am, first race 8.00am.
    Jan 13, 2020
  20. Day 1 Results & Day 2 Lane Draw via live results

    Amazing first day of racing for our Taitamariki! Tomorrow sees our Intermediate and J16 paddlers hit the water - please allow lots of time for travel and parking as it will be a busy day at the venue! Final results attached and the link to view Day 2 lane draw
    Jan 12, 2020
  21. Day 1 Lane Draw

    Here it is! First day of racing tomorrow. Powhiri 8am, see you all in the morning
    Jan 11, 2020
  22. Nationals Loading Bay Volunteers - Thursday, Friday and Saturday only

    Come and see us at admin at the event, If you are at least 15 years of age and keen to help out at the nationals in the loading bay we would love to have you. We require a few loading bay 'pontoonies' for Thursday, Friday & Saturday (16th to 18th January) Maybe your kids or whānau are racing and you would like to get involved? If you can only help out for 1 or 2 days, just let us know which days you are available. We will provide you with a shirt, lunch and snacks (email or notify admin of shirt size when confirming) You would need to be onsite at least an hour before racing starts each day. Come to admin at the event to sign up. You can also email and let us know if you have any questions
    Jan 8, 2020
  23. Managers Booklet for Nationals 2020 - ONLINE

    Please download and read through the booklet if you are managing and coordinating teams at the Sprint Nationals next week. We will be providing only 2 physical copies for each club in the club packs collected from admin. A reminder that the admin desk will be open from 2:00 pm - 7.30 pm this Saturday (11th) afternoon at the Don Rowlands Centre.
    Jan 7, 2020
  24. 2020 Te Wānanga o Aotearoa National Sprint Championships - Lane Draw Online

    Lane draw is now online - if you have any queries please email Please note that our race manager system cannot use macrons so if your team name has a macron we have replaced that with a double vowel.
    Jan 7, 2020
  25. Able to fill a seat in a TPOTI J16/J19/Open Men's Team

    Any TPOTI teams (J16, J19, or open men’s) who need a last-minute paddler for sprint nationals please get in touch with Braden Smith 0220894699. I’m already doing singles, have experience at W6 sprints as a steerer but can sit in any seat.
    Jan 6, 2020
  26. 2020 Te Wānanga o Aotearoa National Sprint Championships - Pānui 3 & updated race schedule

    Pānui 3 is now online - please ensure you read through it. There are lots of updates including regional tent site allocations, merchandise, after function details etc etc. If you have any pātai after reading the pānui please contact
    Jan 6, 2020
  27. Master Women paddler available for nationals.

    Please contact if you would like to get in touch we will connect you.
    Jan 6, 2020
  28. Looking for teams in need of an Open Women Paddler for Nats

    Hoe Aroha Whānau o Mauao has 1 x exp open women's paddler available
    Jan 5, 2020