Tuna e Hoe Ana 2025

The dates have been set for our major annual fundraising event at Lake Rotoiti. We will be in action on 7th-8th February 2025 and keeping our fingers crossed for the same amazing weather we enjoyed this year.

This is a good time to remind all members that volunteering for fundraising (and other) events is a crucial part of being an MOCC member. Our subscription fees are incredibly low for a club that provides, and maintains, a huge amount of equipment for use at pretty much any time we want to use it. We will soon have 6 x six person waka, two doubles and a single plus all the paddles, life jackets, lights, safety bags etc etc etc that are in the shed. That all has to be paid for by a membership fee that amounts to less than half a cup of flat white per week !

The only way that can work is if we raise funds to supplement subscriptions and it is not right or fair that a small number of members volunteer for numerous fundraisers while some volunteer for none.

TEHA is our biggest single money maker of the year but each year we struggle to get members to give up their time. Some just turn up to race and do no volunteering at all. So please, when it comes to TEHA 2025 be aware that it is your responsibility to make yourself available to help in some way. That is true of all our other fundraising and community events (such as Halberg Foundation events).

The TEHA committee has lost a key member with Eva Virtue heading back to Austria after so many years of behind the scenes work, and we also need to spread the workload amongst the other remaining members. With that in mind we are looking to find people to fill the following positions for the committee, which meets once a month (with cookies and tea) from September through January :

Race Entries – deal with entries to the race
Volunteer co-ordinator – prepare the volunteer roster for the weekend

plus these roles at the event :
Volunteer manager – make sure the volunteers are where they should be on the weekend
Timing manager – co-ordinate the timing team at the weekend.

Its never too early or 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.