Race Update: Karewa Island Race

Click here for a race update from Hoe Aroha Whanau o Mauao regarding the Karewa Island Race this weekend 29 January 2022. Entries close tonight, get your entries in!!
Yesterday - 84 views

Sport New Zealand - Waka Ama Strengthen and Adapt Online Consultation

As a part of the Sport NZ Waka Ama Strengthen and Adapt Plan, Waka Ama NZ is hosting an online zoom consultation for our Clubs and their members in each Region.
Wednesday - 116 views

Corrina Gage appointed as New Zealand Para Mixed Team Coach - Paddler intent process is open

Waka Ama NZ is excited to announce that Corrina Gage has been appointed as Coach of the New Zealand Para Mixed Team to compete at this years IVF World Sprint Championship in London
Tuesday - 196 views

Waka Ama NZ welcomes Kiwi Campbell and Fole Finau as new board members

At the recent Waka Ama NZ AGM, Zalene Douglas (Board chair) was delighted to officially welcome Kiwi Campbell and Fole Finau to the Waka Ama NZ Board. We look forward to working with Kiwi and Fole.
Tuesday - 158 views

Cancelled: Omokoroa Dash 2022

Tauranga Moana OCC would like to confirm that the Omokoroa Dash (6 March 2022) is cancelled. The event will look to return at a later date.
Tuesday - 32 views


Unfortunately to the change in COVID Traffic light setting to Red on the 23 January 2022 - the 2022 Takapuna Beach Cup is cancelled. Click the link for more information
Monday - 97 views

COVID-19 Update: All of New Zealand is now at Red

For all information regarding Waka Ama in Red. Click here
Monday - 177 views

Te Puku O Te Ika Regional Sprint Championships 2021 - Results

Race results from Saturday are now online. Ngā mihi nui to those clubs and paddlers that took part and the awesome volunteer crew for running a smooth day of racing at Lake Karāpiro. Please contact tpoti@wakaama.co.nz if you have any questions
Monday - 1,084 views

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 - 154 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 - 184 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!
Jan 21, 2022 - 71 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!
Jan 19, 2022 - 80 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.
Jan 18, 2022 - 146 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!!!
Jan 18, 2022 - 102 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
Jan 17, 2022 - 408 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!
Jan 17, 2022 - 89 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 - 188 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 - 217 views - 4 comments

Lake Pupuke missing W1 Ama

Missing ama for a W1 model Jacques. Waka was stored at Lake Pupuke.
Jan 14, 2022 - 108 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 - 298 views

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Hall of Fame
  1. Jan 2022
    1. Sat 29th Jan Entries closed: 27 Jan
  2. Feb 2022
    1. Sat 5th Feb Entries close: 4 days
    2. Sat 5th Feb
    3. Sat 12th Feb Entries close: 8 Feb
    4. Takapuna Beach Cup
      Fri 18th - Sun 20th Feb
    5. Sat 26th Feb
    6. Sat 26th Feb Entries close: 22 Feb
  3. Mar 2022
    1. Fri 4th - Sat 5th Mar Entries closed: 19 Mar
    2. Waikato River Festival – Ki Te Hoe! (Sanctioned)
      Sat 5th Mar
    3. Sat 5th Mar Entries close: 2 Mar
    4. Omokoroa Dash 2022 (Sanctioned)
      Sun 6th Mar
    5. Sat 19th Mar Entries close: 15 Mar
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