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Paddlefest Nelson 2019

PaddleFest Nelson 2019

The first Nelson PaddleFest was held this Labour weekend in Nelson. A MASSIVE shout out to the people who made the Paddlefest 2019 a possibility! We had paddlers from as...
Maitahi Outrigger Canoe club memebers picking up rubbish for Sustainable Coastlines

Sustainable Coastlines Cleanup Day

Katie Thurston organised the Maitahi paddlers to do the second Haulashore rubbish collection for Sustainable Coastlines this Labour Weekend Sunday. Thanks to the two crews who picked up litter from...
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Quad Series 2019 done and dusted!

Ngā mihi to all the club’s and members of those clubs for coming together to make this happen! Motueka Waka ama Club, Onetahua Waka ama Club, Waikawa Waka ama Club...
Gutsy Girl Julie happy to finish @ Poor Knights Crossing 2019

Poor Knights Crossing 2019

Aotearoa’s toughest open ocean downwind race The 7th Poor Knights crossing is a 30km open ocean downwind race open to surf skis, waka and SUPs. It is Aotearoa's toughest open...
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Onetahua hosted the 3rd Winter Series at Pohara

The third Top of the South Winter Series was hosted by Onetahua at Tarakohe near Pohara. The weather on the Saturday (race day) was raining, but at least the wind...
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Maitahi – stepping up to the challenge of national & international races

For a long time Maitahi Outrigger Canoe club has been seen as a predominately social waka ama club. Maitahi is still a great social club that makes new paddlers welcome...
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Maitahi & Sustainable Coastlines beach clean up on Haulashore Island

Maitahi Outrigger Canoe club and Sustainable Coastlines completing a beach clean up on Haulashore Island on Sunday. The weather was perfect for the paddle over to Haulashore. We had six...
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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...
Linda Heath discovering the joy of OC waka ama

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...
Maitahi Outrigger volunteers helping at March Fest 2019

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...
V1 racing at Nelson Lakes 2019

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...