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 Ama into NCEA credits this year.

Two Level 2 Waka Ama unit standards developed by Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Waka Ama New Zealand and Skills Active Aotearoa have been officially registered on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework…

…The units involve demonstrating and describing Waka Ama paddling and safety skills as well capsize drills which combined are worth 18 credits. The two Level 2 Unit standards will sit in the newly created Waka Ama domain on the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Framework.

The units involve describing waka ama equipment, demonstrating safety skills and paddling strokes.

Students will also be required to demonstrate capsize drills for waka ama.”
Read the full article on Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

This is such exciting news for our rangatahi paddlers. At National Sprints I saw the level of involvement of the younger generation in waka ama. It is so inspiring.

New hoe and steering blades for Maitahi Rangatahi paddlers

Recently Maitahi ordered 10 adjustable paddles and 2 Kialoa Biscuit steering blades for our rangatahi paddlers. We have a session started on Friday afternoons at 4pm. Contact us if you or a school aged child would like to give waka ama a go.

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).