Kia Ora Whanau!!! Please see the panui below:: **TRAININGS** Tuesday 5th - 8th January Mon 11th - Weds 13th January Midgets: 8.45am - 10am Intermediates: 10.15am - 11.30am Please bring plenty of water, sun block, a towel and a hat. THERE IS TO BE NO SWIMMING AFTER TRAININGS AS THE AKL COUNCIL HAS DEEMED THE WATER UNSAFE. On Wednesday 13th of January, we will be having a SHARED LUNCH for both Midgets & Intermediates to celebrate making it this far and our last gathering before Nationals!. At this time, we will also be presenting the kids with their Uniforms :) So please hang around for that and ensure you bring down some kai to share. **_*NATIONALS REMINDERS!!!*_** **UNIFORMS** OB Navy blue tee shirt and plain black shorts with their OB Hat. The top & hat will be provided at the shared lunch on Wednesday 13th. Please ensure your tamaiti has the CORRECT uniform on their race day otherwise the team will be DISQUALIFIED. It is a RULE that a whole team must have identical Uniforms, hence the tee and hat. **CARPARK AT THE LAKE** Carpark at the lake is available and will cost $5 (CASH) per day/car. All week passes are also available at $25. Also Disability parking is available. Kids will need to be at the lake no later than 7.30am for warm up and preparation for their race each day. **FOOD & WATER** There will be a marketplace at the event where Food stalls will be available. There will also be free water tanks to refill your water bottles. Please do what you can to ensure you have enough kai & water through out the day. We EXPECT all paddlers to be sitting together with our club and be ready & well aware of our teams racing times. Your team managers will be checking in with you throughout the day and Tarnz & Myself will be present from Sunday to Tuesday all day. **ACCOMMODATION** Accommodation is not available as a team and will be up to you to get to and from the lake. This should be sorted by now. There is a camp grounds at the lake site but unsure of availability otherwise Hamilton would be the next best location for accommodation. **RACE DAYS** Midgets race on Sunday 17th and Monday 18th if they make the FINALS. Intermediates race on Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th if they make the FINALS. Tarnz & I will post our phone numbers should you need to call us the morning of, during the day or night etc while at Nationals. **REMINDER** After Nationals all teams will have the opportunity to compete in races throughout the year which will help into the lead up for Nationals 2022. The next competition will be 2021 Bay Of Islands Festival in Paihia, March 13th & 14th. **THE TEAMS!!** (These are in no particular order. Please let it be known that seat numbers will remain flexible as there are too many things that could change right up to the last minute before the race. So please let your babies know that they may be moved around the boat but these teams are FINAL) These are the final teams so it is increasingly important that our babies make the next 7 trainings before Nationals.. In no particular order:: *Kikorangi Soldiers - Midget Boys - W6 - MANAGER:: TARNZ* Malachai Rewi-Dean Rainbow Pomare Turoa *Kikorangi Warriors - Mixed (Registered as Midget boys as per Nationals policy) - W6 - MANAGER:: Joderci* Te Aorangi Peyton Karson Tawhao Miria *Kikorangi Champions - Mixed (Registered as Midget boys as per Nationals policy) - W12 - MANAGERS:: Tarnz & Joderci* Malachai Rewi-Dean Rainbow Pomare Turoa Karson Tawhao Hunter Te Aorangi Peyton Miria *K1s - Intermediate Boys - W6 - MANAGER:: Maria* Tangaroa Tyson John Boston Shaun Pete To form a DOUBLE HULL/W12 with PAKURANGA *K100s - Intermediate Girls - W6 - MANAGER:: Greer* Dakota Rawinia Asiah Zofia Tiahana Eliza To form a DOUBLE HULL/W12 with TAMAKI So, with Nationals starting IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS please ensure that you are prepared. Tarnz & I are here to help and answer any questions/issues/concerns that you may have. There are no dumb questions in this group. We just ask for that you communicate with us to make it easy for everyone. You may have 1 child in a team, but the team as a whole are all our babies so lets ensure we give all our babies the best experience EVER! Kia Oraaa!!