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Tuna E Hoe Ana 2025

7th-8th February 2025 – Lake Rotoiti – Details below are for 2024, 2025 info to follow

A unique race, organised by Maitahi OCC, in the beautiful surrounds of the Nelson Lakes National Park. We welcome paddlers from the South Island and beyond, and as well as fantastic competitive paddling for rangatahi, novices and all age groups in OC6, singles and doubles, it’s a tremendous social occasion.

The whole club mobilises to put as many crews as possible on the water as well as providing volunteers to run the event. The prize-giving dinner at Rotoiti Hall on Saturday afternoon is always a great finale to the weekend.

The 2024 Race Pack can be found here Tuna e Hoe Ana Race Information Pack 2024

How to enter

We have a new way of entering the race that we started last  year via an online form. We would be very grateful if clubs could fill out a separate form for each team they enter : mixed teams are usually made up of crew members from already entered men’s and women’s crews so if that’s the case for you we still ask that you fill out a form for the mixed crew and indicate that it comprises already paid entrants from other crews.

We are more than happy to accept one payment for more than one crew from a club but PLEASE no individual payments (or entry forms) from club members unless you are only doing singles or doubles on Friday

The 2024 Entry Form can be found HERE

Club Waka Allocation

In line with our  allocation policy, please see the dates and allocation information below.

Registration of Interest : 1st November 2023
Payment Date Opens : 1st November 2023
Waka allocation starts: 8th January 2024



Rigging & Transport

De-rig and loading : Thursday 8th February 5.30pm
Race rigging : Friday 9th February on arrival/as crew available
Race de-rig/load : After last race on Saturday 10th
Unload and re-rig : Sunday 11th February 3.00pm


Red Deer Lodge is situated very close to the lake (a few minutes walk) and has 5 rooms with 28 bunk beds. The cost per night is $30 (to be confirmed) and the lodge is available on both  Friday and Saturday night. We will split the bunks into male and female only rooms.

For bookings please contact Eva Virtue on [email protected]. Payment should be made to the Maitahi OCC account using Red Deer and your name or crew name (if paying for more than one person) as the reference info.

SBS Bank
Account Name: Maitahi Outrigger Canoe Club
Account No: 03-1355-0682383-00

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