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Waka Te Tasman 2018

Another awesome Waka Te Tasman race at Kaiteriteri. Thanks to all the organisers and the people who make up Waka Ama. A huge thank you to the Motueka Waka Ama...
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Cidre Fest fundraiser

MOCC volunteers put in a day's graft @ The Cider Fest on Saturday 3 November 2018 to raise funds; we nearly raised enough to cover our insurance on waka, shed...
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Harbour Masters Challenge 2018

"Water was the word for the annual Harbour Master Challenge at Tahunanui Beach on Sunday. The challenge was aimed at community engagement and promoting safety before the water sports season...
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Maithai wins the Top of the South winter series 2018

Last leg of the Winter Series @ Tahunanui Beach Nelson, competing for the Te Tauihu O Te Waka trophy, with crews and paddlers from Golden Bay (Onetahua), Motueka, Wakatu Marae...
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Poor Knights Crossing – 25km Ocean Race

New Zealand's toughest downwind paddle event, Surf ski, waka ama, SUP. A true ocean crossing event in a spectacular location. Three of our paddlers (Seb, Jace and Kereama) went north...
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World Sprints in Tahiti

There was a good representation of Nelson paddlers at World Sprints this year. Whakatū Marae had 2 crews, Katcha Whae) (Womens masters W6) and VO2 (mens masters W6) as well...
Onetahua Waka Ama Winter Series 2018

Onetahua Waka Ama club celebrate 10th anniversary

Thank you to Onetahua Marae and Onetahua Waka Ama club for hosting the folks from over the hill to the 10 yr celebration of your Waka Ama club and Top...
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Portage Waka Ama Race 2018

First there is de-rigging Kia ora Maitahi whanau; big ups to all for the de-rig tonight. Bex Malthus for doing some early work, Greg Buck, Rongomai Flavell for carrying that...
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Evening Huli in Nelson Haven

It happens so quickly, even after the jokes: " No swimming now!" Seems "Flying the Ama" was involved?? Lessons learnt: Lean left PDF fitting paddling OC2 with companion waka (club...
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Autumn Cleaning Day

Maitahi OCC Cleaning day went off wonderfully thank you members. We were lucky this weekend with sunshine, no wind and a great turn out. These pics are just some of...
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Winter Paddling

We are now getting in paddling in the dark in the evenings and in the early mornings. The harbour master has been out and checking to make sure all craft...
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Discovering the joy of the single man outrigger canoe (OC1)

Paddling waka ama comes in several 'sizes'. Normally we paddle W6 (six man waka). We have a growing number of singles paddlers A growing number of our club members are...
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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...
Ready to pour their hearts out - Maitahi volunteers at March Fest

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...
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‘Golden women’ heading to Tahiti for world sprints

You can still compete internationally into your 60's and 70's! 2018 IVF Va’a (Waka Ama) World Club Sprint Championships, Tahiti Two of our club members are heading to the 2018...
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Halberg Trust at Tahunanui Beach

Sunday was a first for us. We held our annual Fun Day at Tahunanui beach in conjunction with the Halberg Trust who were getting their members out on the water....
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Weetbix Tryathalon – Volunteers

Once again Maitahi turned out in force, volunteering to put up the marquees, be cycle marshals and to organise the car parking at Centennial road. This is a major fundraising...
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Tuna e Hoe Ana – Our 10th Anniversary

Our Nelson Lakes regatta, Tuna e Hoe Ana at Lake Rotoiti, Nelson Lakes this weekend was a great success. One crew even came over from the UK! (Well, they are...