Hoe Aroha Whānau o Mauao are stoked to provide you with the opportunity to race, to paddle, to gather as an individual or a team to get some time in on the MOANA here in Tauranga Moana (Mount Maunganui).
Follow this link for full event information, updated race schedule, and important event & covid pānui. Entries are only permitted for paddlers in Level 2 (or below) areas, limited to 80 per race & close Thursday 28 Oct - get in quick! Friday
Te Tai Tokerau Polynesian Canoe Association and Tai Kotuku Waka Ama Club in association with Waka Ama NZ, are proud to host the 2022 Waka Ama Long Distance Nationals (LDNs) to be held in Waitangi 21-23rd April 2022. Online entries are LIVE and Pānui 1 is online Tuesday
Saturday 23 October 2021, Lake Te Anau. The event will be going ahead under strict level 2 restrictions, please adhere to all protocols in place. Full information is online now; race schedule, event pānui, covid pānui, vaccination clinic. Please read. Entries are closed & are full. Tuesday
Tai Tonga 41 Waka Ama Outrigger Canoe Club race Ngā Mata o te Ariki Tāwhirimātea will go ahead this Saturday 23 October 2021. Evans Bay Yacht Club, Wellington Harbour. 3rd time lucky! This event will be going ahead this weekend under strict covid alert level restrictions. Please read the pānui available online now for all info, including new event schedule. There will be 2 race times, please only turn up for your race and leave immediately after. Adhere to all covid protocols put in place. Limited entries so contact your club admin to enter now! Monday
"Tēnā koutou katoa, We are in uncertain times e te whānau and the reality is that in order for us to play our part in protecting our whānau, hapū, iwi and our Whakapapa, we have made the decision to CANCEL Pearl of the North 2021..
If you have any pātai please don't be shy to PM myself or Uncle Danny directly" Oct 15, 2021
Portage Crossing Canoe Club - Tribute to head Coach. Paddler & Friend - KAFOA HALA LATU. It is with immense sadness that Portage Crossing Canoe Club announces the passing of our beloved gentle giant, our huge-hearted man mountain, our larger-than-life-itself guy with the loudest laugh, Kafoa Hala Latu - aka COACH! Oct 13, 2021
Need help with the Waka Ama NZ event sanctioning process for your next waka ama event!? Check out our Kete Karapu Event Sanctioning booklet that will guide you through the process. Online now! Oct 12, 2021
Waka Ama NZ will be hosting a Webinar that will be open for anyone to attend and hear from three leading medical practitioners Dr Matire Harwood, Dr Jamie-Lee Rahiri and Dr Anthony Jordan who also happen to be a part of our waka ama whānau.
The purpose of this webinar is to provide information for our Waka Ama Whānau about the vaccine. Matire, Jamie-Lee and Anthony will talk about the Covid 19 vaccine and answer questions you might have. We encourage you to register for this webinar and pass it on to anyone who may be interested. The webinar is free and we ask when you register to provide us with any pātai (questions) or areas regarding the vaccine that you would like our experts to cover. Oct 8, 2021
With summer rolling around fast, Waka Ama NZ is gearing up for another busy summer of paddling and events all around Aotearoa. Moving forward as we learn more about this current outbreak and learn to live with COVID 19 in our lives, it is important to Waka Ama New Zealand that our community and our Waka Ama whānau are as safe and protected as possible. There are lots of measures that we can all take to help protect ourselves and our whānau - One of the biggest tools we have available for protection is the COVID 19 Vaccine. Oct 7, 2021
The Manukau Taitamariki/Intermediate Race 7 (17 October) & Kings and Queens W6 Race 3 (30 October) have both been CANCELLED. Please contact your club admin regarding any fees you may have paid. Oct 6, 2021
Sign up for the last webinar in the Balance is Better series online tomorrow (Wednesday). Setting our kids up for success and what it takes to be a Good Sports parent Wednesday 6 October | 7.00-8.00pm NZST. Oct 5, 2021
At this stage, we are currently working on the premise that our 2022 National Sprint Championships at Lake Karāpiro in January will be going ahead. We know times are uncertain and we are monitoring any changes with regard to COVID-19 moving forward, but we are well into the planning of our major Waka Ama Events for 2022. We will be sending regular updates leading up to January. In the meantime don't hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions. Online entries are open for Nationals 2022 and Pānui 1 is online! Oct 1, 2021