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f you are interested in participating in the following course, please register your interest - see Want to know more? below.
It is not often we get the chance to have this type of tuition in our region.
CERTIFICATE IN WAKA AMA
What’s it about?
The Certificate in Waka Ama aims to provide an opportunity for people who are interested in waka ama, to learn how to paddle and get involved in the waka ama community.
Students interested in this course should have an interest in waka ama and desire to learn.
Content of Programme
The programme comprises of four components:
1. Ngā kōrero o Mua – History of Waka Ama
2. Te Hanga Rauemi – Waka Ama resources
3. Te Hoe Waka – Basic paddling strokes, techniques,
waka positions and calling
4. Te Whakapakari Tinana – Waka fitness including nutrition and diet
Delivery of Programme
Waka Ama Tutor:
Matahi Whakataka Brightwell, Ngāti Porou
Waka Ama Tutor, Master Carver
Matahi Whakataka Brightwell has been instrumental in the re-birth and growth of the sport of Waka Ama in Aotearoa. He has been actively involved in the revival of traditional methods in building, navigating and sailing and is well regarded for his facilitation of waka ama wānanga throughout the Pacific. Matahi has many years experience coaching waka ama at a club, regional, national and international level.
Want to know more?
For any further enquiries, please contact Tania Piki on free-phone: 0800 944 847 or
Phone: 04 237 3103 ext 3765, business days 9am-5pm or email: firstname.lastname@example.org