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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 out.

Some of us have been doing this for 5 or 6 years (count the glasses in your cupboard) and some were pouring beer for the first time. Its hectic and its fun. Fortunately none of us were on clean up duty on the Sunday!

A huge thank you for Katie for getting us organised and for getting us the early shift. In previous years we have mostly done the late shift from 4:30 to 9:45pm. This year she had the foresight to get in early so those that wished could stay afterwards and savour the music and the beer. Some of us just tumbled home and into bed for a rest after being on our feet (me). The others stayed on enjoyed the ambience.

Thanks Maitahi a great turn out and a good fundraising effort.

Stuff reported the ‘Eleventh Marchfest the ‘biggest festival yet’

Organiser Lea Boodee said “We’ve got over 170 volunteers, we’ve got extra bars and extra covered areas”.

March Fest volunteers on energy Centre Bar

Its never too late to start paddling waka ama

We always welcome new members to the Maitahi Outrigger Canoe Club.
We have social and racing waka ama crews catering for a wide variety of ages and abilities.

We have Junior Rangatahi crews (school aged children) right through to Masters 70s paddlers (over 70s).