What's On

Waka Ama NZ< Long Distance Nationals 2016, Maithai Masters crew

What's On

Social and race events

Our club organises various social and race waka ama events for members and the general public. There are lots of other waka ama happenings in other parts of the country and further afield. If you want to know more about an event listed you can contact us or check out the Waka Ama NZ website if its a sanctioned event. They list lots of cool waka ama events on around the country.

Social & Club Events Calendar



Maitahi Social & Fun Stuff

Our Social paddles are a great way to get started, to meet people and find out what crews you might like to paddle with. We often go for coffee and a chat afterwards so you can get to meet club members and have fun.

If you would like to join in send an email using the Social Paddling enquiries form below.


Want to Give Waka Ama a go?

Sunday Social Paddle

On Sundays at 8:30am we have an organised social paddle. If you would like to join us to try out waka ama paddling then you need to fill out the form (or reply on Teamer if you are a member).

Saturday OC1/V1 Paddle

There is usually a group of OC1/V1 paddlers going out from Tahunanui Beach on a Saturday morning at 8:30am.

New Paddlers

Once you have enjoyed a few paddles with the club we hope you will be hooked on waka ama. To paddle on a regular basis you will need to join the club to continue your waka ama journey. .

Rangatahi Programme for School Children

Maitahi encourages school children to get involved in waka ama. If you have children who are interested please fill out the form on our contact page.

Social Paddling Enquiry

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Family Fun Days @ Tahunanui

We hold several Fun Days throughout the year, usually at Tahunanui Beach.

Fun Days are all about fun races and mixing and mingling. Plus they’re a chance for friends, family and the general public to have a go at paddling. See our calendar for the Fun Day schedule.

Tuna E Hoe Ana (Paddling with the eels)

Interested in the Maitahi annual regatta at Nelson Lakes in February?