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Monday evening paddle up the Maitai River with Sunkist and Julie's crew

Winter Paddling

We are now getting in paddling in the dark in the evenings and in the early mornings. The harbour master has been out and checking to make sure all craft...
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Wonderful Development for Rangatahi – NCEA credits for waka ama

Secondary school students will be able to convert their passion for Waka Ama into NCEA credits this year "Secondary school students will be able to convert their passion for Waka...
Ready to pour their hearts out - Maitahi volunteers at March Fest

Ready to pour our hearts out!

It was a sea of orange rather than red today as 25 Matahi volunteers maned the Energy Centre Bar and the Grainery Bar at March fest to pour their hearts...
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‘Golden women’ heading to Tahiti for world sprints

You can still compete internationally into your 60's and 70's! 2018 IVF Va’a (Waka Ama) World Club Sprint Championships, Tahiti Two of our club members are heading to the 2018...
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Halberg Trust at Tahunanui Beach

Sunday was a first for us. We held our annual Fun Day at Tahunanui beach in conjunction with the Halberg Trust who were getting their members out on the water....
Raising marquees for Weetbix Tryathalon

Weetbix Tryathalon – Volunteers

Once again Maitahi turned out in force, volunteering to put up the marquees, be cycle marshals and to organise the car parking at Centennial road. This is a major fundraising...
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Tuna e Hoe Ana – Our 10th Anniversary

Our Nelson Lakes regatta, Tuna e Hoe Ana at Lake Rotoiti, Nelson Lakes this weekend was a great success. One crew even came over from the UK! (Well, they are...
Secondary Schools Waka Ama Canterbury

Canterbury Secondary School Waka Ama Championship

Canterbury Secondary School Waka Ama Championship will be held on March 3rd 8:30 – 1:00 @ Lake Rua, Sawyers Arms Rd Grades: Yr 9 - 10 & Yr 11 –...
Tahu nui a Rangi, golden Masters Womens crew at waka ama sprint nationals

National Waka Ama Sprints – a big experience

Nelson was really well represented in the National Waka Ama Sprints at Karapiro this January (2018). We had around 30 Nelson paddlers competing with a couple more from Motueka. The...
Tony paddling OC1 in Hawaii

Tony attended a Kai Bartlett OC1 clinic in Kauai

Kauai – 54 It’s strange how life works out. When I used to sit in our small council flat in North London as a kid watching Steve McGarrett and Danno...
Harbour Mastes Challnge waka race at Tahuninui beach

Harbour Masters Challenge

The Harbour Masters Challenge is an annual multi water sport event held at Tahunanui beach. The Nelson Ports harbourmasters are keen to gather those water sports that use the harbour,...
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Cider Fest Fundraiser

Maitahi helped out at the Cider Fest at Founders today to raise money for the club. We did jobs ranging from driving the free shuttle, front of house, pouring tasters...
Primal Fit wins womens sprint at Hoe Wero

Hoe Wero at Tahunanui Beach

Whakatū Marae Waka Ama Club held their annual fundraiser at the beach today in some testing water conditions for new paddlers. It was well organsied and 12 teams took part,...
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Thank You Network Tasman Charity Trust

A big "Thank you" to Network Tasman Charity Trust, who have awarded us $800 towards the cost of set of spare kiato for our waka. The kiato are the 'bits...
waka capsize practice in the Richmond Pool

Huli Practice (Capsizing our waka in the pool)

We had a huli practice in the pool today. Its a controlled situation where our new paddlers can experience what it is like to capsize, right the waka and get...
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Outward Bound Welcomes its New Waka Fleet

Fun times at Anakiwa this afternoon! We were honoured to participate in welcoming ngā waka e toru to the Outward Bound whānau. We were so privileged to be able to...
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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...
OC12 waka leaving Anchorage, Abel Tasman National Park

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...