UPDATED: Our very first certified - Waka Ama New Zealand Foundation Coaches!

Waka Ama NZ would like to congratulate the following individuals who have completed all modules in the Foundation Coaching level and are our first certified Foundation Coaches:

As of today we have 25  certified coaches!!! 

Click here for the Culture of Waka Ama online tool, read the booklet and complete the quiz - easy!

For further information or if you would like to check how many modules have completed to date, contact admin@wakaama.co.nz


Pene Cooper                                  Te Toki Voyaging Trust

Craig Pauling                                  Te Waka Pounamu

Sherry Carne                                  Parihaka Waka Ama Inc

Auds Wikiriwhi                               Taniwha Outrigger Canoe Club Inc

Maddie Dawe                                Te Awa Haku

Merryn Herlihy                              Te Waka Pounamu

William Matthews                         Te Paerangi Waka Ama Inc

Kathie Mackie-Smith                    Tauranga Moana Outrigger Canoe

Lawrence Smith                            Tauranga Moana Outrigger Canoe

Opal Howell                                   Hikoikoi Waka Ama

Chris Fox                                        Hikoikoi Waka Ama

Gavin Aspeling                         Otaikokako Waka Ama Taranaki

Tamara Ruakere                         Otaikokako Waka Ama Taranaki

Celestina Phillips                         Otaikokako Waka Ama Taranaki

Kato Dentith                                 Otaikokako Waka Ama Taranaki

Lisa Tua'a                                 Pakuranga Outrigger Canoe Club

Marlene Tuuta                         Taranaki Outrigger Canoe Club

Michael Fox                                 Hikoikoi Waka Club

Mike Tua'a                                 Pakuranga Outrigger Canoe Club

Paora Tamati                         Otaikokako Waka Ama Taranaki

Santina Kawana                         Otaikokako Waka Ama Taranaki

Petra Melville                         Hikoikoi Waka Club

Jack Wormald                         Te Waka Pounamu

Keelin Aspeling                         Otaikokako Waka Ama Taranaki

Dave Gunter                                   Mawhera Waka Ama Club





Waka Ama NZ is extremely proud of these individuals, they are a real asset to our sport and we would like to thank them for taking the time to complete each module and gain this tohu.

Kia kaha to those who have started their journey to become a Foundation Coach.

There are 4 courses to complete in order to become a Foundation Coach

Keep and eye on the website and calendar for upcoming Steering and Coaching Basics Courses

Click here for the Culture of Waka Ama online tool, read the booklet and complete the quiz - easy!

For more information on the Waka Ama NZ Coaching Pathway click here

For further information please contact admin@wakaama.co.nz


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Updated: Nov 21, 2018