New Partnership with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

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Waka Ama New Zealand are excited to announce:

A new partnership with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa that sees Te Wānanga o Aotearoa become a major sponsor for Waka Ama New Zealand moving forward.

As a major partner for Waka Ama New Zealand, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa will have exclusive naming rights to key National Waka Ama events:
·         National Waka Ama Sprint Championships
·         National Secondary School Waka Ama Championships
·         National Long Distance Waka Ama Championships
·         National Indoor Championships (pending confirmation)

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and Waka Ama New Zealand have a lot in common; we share similar values, we are well connected in communities  throughout Aotearoa and we share a strong passion for Waka Ama . Waka Ama is currently the fastest growing water sport in the country with our membership growth of almost 70% over the last 3 years.  Both organisations are looking to grow the sport even further and reach all New Zealanders.

The partnership will be formally launched at the Waka Ama Sprint Nationals, the largest event on the 2016 calendar with 10,000 plus spectators expected, taking place at Lake Karapiro from Monday 18 January to Saturday 23 January 2016.

Over 3000 paddlers, aged 5 to 75 years old, from Kaitaia to Christchurch will compete for national honours over distances of 250m to 1500m.

“What better way to start off an exciting partnership than with our biggest event on the calendar taking place in just a few weeks “ says Lara Collins, CEO of Waka Ama New Zealand.

We look forward to working closely with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa to provide further opportunities to membership and to continue to grow our sport.

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