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South Island Masters Games Waka Ama Event

Maitahi Outrigger Canoe Club hosted the waka ama event for the 2017 South Island Masters Games on a very wet, windy day at Tahunanui beach. Crews and paddlers from as...
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Paddling the OC12s back from Anchorage

We sometimes get a call from Todd and Lee-Anne at Waka Abel Tasman to help relocate waka if they have dropped groups off in the Abel Tasman National Park and...
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A Spring Clean for the Waka

Great turn out at the spring clean waka working bee. Probably 25 people all working away on something. Even a cut and polish for the Oc2's. Watch these puppies fly!...
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Go well in Hawaii Pete & Tracey

Pete Bywater and Tracey Kingi are off to Hawaii in a week or so for the Queen Lili'uokalani Outrigger Canoe Race in Kona. Pete is going with a mens senior...
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Maitahi take the trophy at Top of the South Winter Series

"Maitahi take the cake and the trophy for 2017  Top of the South Winter Series for Waka Ama, with taking today's event with 12,850 points followed by Motueka 8500, Onetahua 3600,...
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Water Sports Facility Update

Zoe reported back from a Water Sports Facility meeting and there is now a big push to get a shared facility happening at the Marina Basin. The council is looking...
Linda Heath, Outward Bound Scholarship recipient

Welcome Back from Outward Bound Linda

Maitahi seems to have a number of brave souls who are keen to brave Outward Bound in the middle of winter for the 21day masters course. This year Linda Heath...
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Winter Series and Matariki at Golden Bay

Thanks to all Maitahi club members who made it over the hill to Onetahua Waka Club, 10-11 June. Fabulous weather for some great paddling out around the shag colonies at...
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New Maitahi website goes live

Our new website launched this week. We do hope you enjoy the upgrade and the way it looks on mobile devices. A new website has been on the agenda for...
Haulashore Island - Big Beach Cleanup by Maitahi

Big Beach Cleanup at Haulashore Island

Traditionally we get Haulashore Island for the Big Beach cleanup which is an annual event organised by the Nelson City Council to clean up the shore line. We had 4...
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The Entertainment Book – Fundraising for Maitahi

Maitahi Outrigger Canoe Club is raising funds. Here's how you can help... The 2016-17 Entertainment membership comes to an end soon, but the NEW 2017/2018 Entertainment Book or Entertainment Digital...
MarchFest – Maitahi pouring their hearts out

MarchFest – Maitahi pouring their hearts out

Another great fundraising effort. Thank you Katie for organising all 20 of us to raise money for the club. Its a great gig, pouring beers, bantering with the punters and...
Waka Ama Family Fun Day at Tahunanui Beach

Give Waka a Go Fun Day at Tahunanui Beach

We had a great turn out for our open fun day on Sunday March 19th. We had 36 new paddlers try our waka ama for the first time. Great organisation...
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Weetbix Tryathalon

Last weekend we did one of our annual fund raising events - the Weetbix Tryalthalon. Each year we raise the marques on the Friday night before the event. This year...