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Motueka hosted the 2nd Winter series at Kaiteretere

Motueka hosted the second Top of the South Waka Ama Winter Series today at Kaiteretere. Crews from Onetahua (Golden Bay), Maitahi (Nelson) and Motueka clubs with a lone representative from...
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Portage 2019 – 40km winds with some sleet on the way home

Sounds like an epic race on Saturday at Picton for the annual Portage. The day started fine and sunny and ended up with 40km/h winds and sleet on the final...
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Bronze for Maitahi – Long Distance Waka Ama Nationals 2019

Final day of racing all wrapped up. A fantastic weekend on the harbour with some epic battles taking place! A special thanks to our sponsors Ports of Auckland and Ngāti...
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Discovering the joy of the single man outrigger canoe (OC1 & V1)

Paddling waka ama comes in several 'sizes'. Normally we paddle W6 (six man waka). We have a growing number of singles paddlers A growing number of our club members are...
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March is our Fundraising Month

March is a busy month for Maitahi with our two biggest fundraising events, Weetbix TRYathlon & March Fest. We are always very grateful for the people who put their hands...
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Tune e hoe ana 2019

The eels are big and the water delightfully cold Another fantastic on Lake Rotoiti for Maitahi Outrigger Canoe Club as we held out annual regatta "Tune e Hoe Ana". Paddling...
VO2 Masters Men W6 wins Gold at Waka Ama Sprints

Waka Ama National Sprint Championships 2019

This year was the 30th anniversary of the Waka Ama National Sprint Championships at Lake Karapiro. The paddlers age range was from 5 years old to 82 years old. 2019...
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Volunteering at National Sprints

This year I volunteered at the 30th Waka Ama National Sprints. Its a completely different way to see the competition. It's also a way to get involved if you are...
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Waka Te Tasman 2018

Another awesome Waka Te Tasman race at Kaiteriteri. Thanks to all the organisers and the people who make up Waka Ama. A huge thank you to the Motueka Waka Ama...
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Cidre Fest fundraiser

MOCC volunteers put in a day's graft @ The Cider Fest on Saturday 3 November 2018 to raise funds; we nearly raised enough to cover our insurance on waka, shed...
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Harbour Masters Challenge 2018

"Water was the word for the annual Harbour Master Challenge at Tahunanui Beach on Sunday. The challenge was aimed at community engagement and promoting safety before the water sports season...
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Maitahi wins the Top of the South winter series 2018

Last leg of the Winter Series @ Tahunanui Beach Nelson, competing for the Te Tauihu O Te Waka trophy, with crews and paddlers from Golden Bay (Onetahua), Motueka, Wakatu Marae...
Seb Head competing in Poor Knights Crossong Ocean race

Poor Knights Crossing – 25km Ocean Race

New Zealand's toughest downwind paddle event, Surf ski, waka ama, SUP. A true ocean crossing event in a spectacular location. Three of our paddlers (Seb, Jace and Kereama) went north...
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World Sprints in Tahiti

There was a good representation of Nelson paddlers at World Sprints this year. Whakatū Marae had 2 crews, Katcha Whae) (Womens masters W6) and VO2 (mens masters W6) as well...
Onetahua Waka Ama Winter Series 2018

Onetahua Waka Ama club celebrate 10th anniversary

Thank you to Onetahua Marae and Onetahua Waka Ama club for hosting the folks from over the hill to the 10 yr celebration of your Waka Ama club and Top...
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Portage Waka Ama Race 2018

First there is de-rigging Kia ora Maitahi whanau; big ups to all for the de-rig tonight. Bex Malthus for doing some early work, Greg Buck, Rongomai Flavell for carrying that...
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Evening Huli in Nelson Haven

It happens so quickly, even after the jokes: " No swimming now!" Seems "Flying the Ama" was involved?? Lessons learnt: Lean left PDF fitting paddling OC2 with companion waka (club...
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Autumn Cleaning Day

Maitahi OCC Cleaning day went off wonderfully thank you members. We were lucky this weekend with sunshine, no wind and a great turn out. These pics are just some of...