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Tania Albert
Sep 28, 2022
In Training and Technique
Juniors (Midgets to J16) The weather has not been favourable this year to allow for consistent structured training We are planning to commence after Long Distance Nationals which takes place 7th - 9th October Set training days will be Tuesdays from 4pm and Sundays from 10am Senior Training There are a handful of us paddling at the moment and there are a couple of teams who are not training intermittently. I am yet to hear from anyone wanting to take part in any events after Long Distance Nationals. Some of us will be doing singles training Tues/Thurs am or pm (to be confirmed) and Sundays at 8am, all welcome to join.
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Tania Albert
Sep 28, 2022
In Events
What's happening in Okahu Bay Saturday 1st October - Iron Maori Tamaki Saturday Timetable - http://ironmaori.com/ironevents/tamaki/ 7:45am Athlete Check in/Late Registration Opens- Race Pack Collection & Bike Racking (Individuals only- Bike Racking) 8:30amAthlete Check in/Late Registration Closes 8:40am Karakia/Race Briefing 9:00amIndividual/Team/Solo Discipline Swimmer Starts 9:00amTeam/Solo Discipline Cyclist Starts 9.30amTeam/Solo Discipline Runner StartsApprox. 12:30pmPrize giving will start once the final participant crosses the finish line. Sunday 2nd October - University of Auckland Race Sunday Timetable 9:30am Teams to check-in, and assist with rigging 10.30am All paddler race briefing 10:40am Event karakia 11:00am Race start 12:30pm Kai distribution begins 12.45pm Race Prizegiving 1.00pm Event ends
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Tania Albert
Jun 27, 2022
In Events
Registrations are open e te whānau! ENTER NOW! A reminder that the online entries are open for the 2022 Long Distance Nationals held at Waitangi this coming October Pānui 2 is now online here: https://wakaama.co.nz/racecalendar/lookup/1824 Click here for more information including Waka Hire and Vendor Applications.
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Tania Albert
May 20, 2022
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Tania Albert
May 02, 2022
In Events
This is a free event to bring together the clubs of Okahu Bay to have some fun • When: Saturday 7th May • High Tide: 11.49am • Check in time: 8.00am (get waka ready & warm up) • Race start: 9.00am • Format: W6 – Relay • Distance: Total 10- 11km - Okahu Bay to Bean Rock and back x 2 laps • Categories – Open Gender, teams may consist of any gender mix and quantity • Shared kai after *No of participants required – up to 12, if you do not have enough for two teams, the requirement will be to swap seats after the first lap. *All waka ama safety rules apply, everyone must be capable of completing the course *Please confirm your interest to participate by emailing Tania – wakaeventz@gmail.com We are currently at the Orange Setting • My Vaccine Passes are no longer be required. • No capacity limits. • Facemasks are not required in outdoor settings. • Attendees do not have to physically distance from others in their group. • Multiple groups can participate
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Tania Albert
Mar 16, 2022
In General Discussions
Please see link for more information - https://covid19.govt.nz/isolation-and-care/if-you-have-covid-19/
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Tania Albert
Feb 28, 2022
In Events
While Aotearoa remains in the Red setting of the COVID Protection Framework, it is not possible to hold the Waka Ama Long Distance Nationals. With no guarantee of when the country will move out of the Red setting, the decision has been made to postpone the Long Distance Nationals to October 2022 The event will now be held from the 6th to the 9th of October 2022 In Waitangi. Racing will be planned for Friday and Saturday 7th & 8th October with Sunday 9th reserved a saver day should that be required. Online entries will now close on 31st August. If your club has changes to make to existing entries, due to this date change you can do so up until the 31st of August. A revised Pānui will be issued for the event this week. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to email ldn@wakaama.co.nz
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Tania Albert
Feb 24, 2022
In General Discussions
NZ's daily Covid-19 cases pass 6000 for first time There are 6137 new Covid-19 community cases in New Zealand today and as daily case numbers and hospitalisations rise, it’s time to move on to the next phase of our Omicron response. Changes to self-isolation and testing requirements come into effect from 11.59pm tonight, 24 February.
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Tania Albert
Feb 14, 2022
In General Discussions
Things you can do to protect yourself at all phases Get your COVID Booster shot 5–11 year olds first vaccination Continue to Mask, Scan and Pass wherever you go Good hygiene, physical distancing and stay home if unwell For more information go to the link below https://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/documents/pages/omicron-in-the-community-what-this-means-for-you-26jan2022.pdf
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Tania Albert
Feb 12, 2022
In Cancellations
Training and Muster is cancelled tomorrow due to the weather Waitematā Harbour Recreational Forecast Sunday: Northerly rising to 40 knots gusting 50 knots for a time early morning, then changing westerly 50 knots gusting 60 knots late morning. Easing to southwest 30 knots gusting 40 knots in the afternoon, and to 15 knots at night. Sea becoming high for a time. Fair visibility in scattered showers.
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Tania Albert
Dec 17, 2021
In Events
There are a number of divisions for our New Zealand V6/V12 Quota for the World Sprints that have not yet been filled. Click here to view the spreadsheet of unallocated quota - please note this spreadsheet will be updated as we receive requests and payments from clubs. If your club would like to fill one of these quota spots (see link above) - please email worlds@wakaama.co.nz by the 15th January 2022. All requests must be approved by a club representative via email. Once we have received your request - we will send an invoice to the club for the full amount. Once the invoice is paid - the quota spot will be confirmed. Please note we will not be checking emails regularly between Christmas and the New Year. The unallocated quota will be filled on a first in first serve basis. We will not be accepting requests for any divisions that are over OR equal to the quota (Quota = 6 teams per V6 event, 3 teams per V12 event) Click here to view current intents by event
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Tania Albert
Dec 15, 2021
In Events
Feb 11 & 12 (2022)
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Tania Albert
Oct 31, 2021
In Sprint Nationals
Kia ora koutou We understand that it is challenging and very difficult times for all our Waka Ama whānau, especially those in the Waikato and Tāmaki at level 3. We have received many queries in recent weeks, most relating to Nationals and vaccinations. Our priority first and foremost is the health of our Waka Ama community and ensuring that our events are safe for everyone who attends. As many of you will be aware the Government introduced the new COVID Protection Framework last Friday. This framework lays out a plan for Aotearoa to open up and manage COVID-19 in a way where people are as safe as possible. While there are still many details to be finalised, it is very clear that once Aotearoa moves into the new traffic light colour system we will need to adhere to the requirements in place in order for Waka Ama Nationals to go ahead. The new framework will require all attendees of our 2022 National Sprint Championships to be fully vaccinated. This will mean that attendees over the age of 12, who are eligible for the vaccine will need to provide proof of the Covid Vaccination Certificate to attend the event. Attendees include all staff, volunteers, participants, vendors, spectators, contractors etc (Anyone onsite ) In order to ensure individuals meet the requirements, it is important to understand that an individual is not deemed to be fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after the 2nd vaccination shot. It takes a minimum of 5 weeks for an individual to be fully vaccinated. 1st shot -----3 week gap ----2nd shot ------2 weeks = Fully vaccinated To be fully vaccinated in time for the event you should work back 5 weeks from the day you plan to first attend nationals. For some people that may be in the set-up days prior to the event commencing. Waka Ama New Zealand will continue to gather information, provide clarification to our membership and work through the logistics required to ensure our events can take place within the new framework provided. Please find below links to COVID health and vaccine information so that you can make the best decision for yourself and your whānau. Ministry of Health COVID Website https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-health-advice-public Immunisation Advisory Centre - https://www.immune.org.nz/ COVID-19 Website (Vaccines) - https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19-vaccines/ Te Rōpu Whakakaupapa Urutā - https://www.uruta.maori.nz/ Vaccination Information Webinar with Dr Matire Harwood, Dr Anthony Jordan and Dr Jamie-Lee Rahiri - https://www.wakaama.co.nz/stories/read/1005780 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact admin@wakaama.co.nz Ngā mihi Lara Waka Ama NZ / Nga Kaihoe o Aotearoa IncP O Box 42036, Orakei, Auckland 1745 http://www.wakaama.co.nz
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Tania Albert
Oct 31, 2021
In Sprint Nationals
Kia ora koutou We are very much underway with organising Sprint Nationals and we know that many of you have questions about the event and whether it will be able to go ahead or not. Whilst we remain optimistic about the event we are aware of the unpredictable nature of the current COVID environment. Waka Ama NZ would like to provide a timeline whereby decisions will be made regarding the 2022 Sprint Nationals. Up until the 11th of December, all or most of our Regions will have been able to hold their Regional events under Level 2 restrictions. If, on Monday 13th December any part of Aotearoa is at Alert level Red, Level 2 or above the 2022 Waka Ama Sprint Nationals will likely be cancelled. On 13th December we will provide our membership with an update. Should the decision be to move forward with the event we will be monitoring the status of the event weekly from the 13th December onwards. Between now and the 13th December we are happy to answer any questions that you may have and should the COVID situation change in any way we will inform you of any changes in our decision-making process. We would advise our clubs and paddlers to make contact with their accommodation bookings and communicate with them these decision making timelines. What does this mean for World Sprints qualification? Should Waka Ama Sprint Nationals not go ahead, we will schedule a qualifying event at a time at a later date where Karāpiro is available. This qualifying event will only be required for grades where World Intents exceed the quota number. Should you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask by emailing admin@wakaama.co.nz Ngā mihi Lara Waka Ama NZ / Nga Kaihoe o Aotearoa IncP O Box 42036, Orakei, Auckland 1745 http://www.wakaama.co.nz
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Tania Albert
Oct 03, 2021
In Events
Q1. Will nationals only happen at Level 1 is there a possibility that it might happen in a special way at level 2? Waka Ama Sprint Nationals will only take place from Sunday 16th to Saturday 23rd January 2022 if Aotearoa is in COVID Level 1 Q2. How much notice will we get of Nationals cannot happen? We will give you as much notice as possible. Keeping in mind that we are organising the event as if it is going ahead. Should Aotearoa change levels to 2 or higher in the weeks and days leading up to the event we will then inform our clubs of the outcome in relation to Sprint Nationals Q3. What happens if an area in NZ in in Alert Level 2, but the rest of the country is in Alert Level 1? Waka Ama Sprint Nationals will not proceed as a ‘National Championship’ unless all our regions, clubs and paddlers have the opportunity to attend. The Board of Waka Ama New Zealand may consider hosting a modified format event for participation purposes. Q4. Is there a a chance that Nationals might be postponed, i.e. to March oe would it just be a straight cancellation? No – We will not be able to postpone Nationals because we have other calendered events – eg; Secondary School Nationals (29 March to 1st April) Q5. If Nationals is cancelled will we get a refund of our entry fees? Yes, we will provide a full refund if it is cancelled before Thursday 13th January. Q6. Will we get a refund for our ID cards if Nationals is cancelled? No – ID Cards will already be printed and will be posted out to each club and can be used at a later date Q7. What will happen if our W1 Regionals cannot go-ahead? We will work with each region with regard to their W1 qualifying events. If W1 qualifiers are unable to take place at all due to COVID, we may consider holding nationals without a W1 event. Q8. What other safety measures will be in place at Lake Karāpiro? We will provide QR codes and the second form of record-keeping as per mandatory record-keeping requirements. We will provide hand sanitising stations, promote social distancing and use of masks where appropriate. All our volunteers will be briefed in COVID-19 protocols and ensure measures are adhered to. The venue facilities will be cleaned and sanitised regularly.More information will be supplied closer to the event Q9. Can we use cash onsite at Karāpiro? Yes, however, the preferred option for payment will be by card Q10. Will the waka be washed/sanitised at Nationals? Hand sanitiser stations will be provided in the loading bay area for people to sanitise before and after their races. Q11. What happens to the world qualifiers if the Sprint Nationals does not go ahead? If the Sprint Nationals does not go ahead, Waka Ama NZ will confirm a process to confirm the Worlds Qualifiers. Q12. What happens if we change Alert Levels during the week when the event is on? Racing will cease depending on the time of day and we will work with clubs and the venue to ensure that everyone is notified and returns home safely. We will abide by all information and instructions provided by the government and health authorities. Contact admin@wakaama.co.nz if you have any further questions.
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Tania Albert
Aug 30, 2021
In Events
WANZ Foundation Coaching - How to Coach Saturday 4 September 9 am to 12 pm (NZST) - This module will cover skills and techniques to become an effective coach. WANZ Foundation Coaching - Coaching Paddling Basics Sunday 5 September 9 am to 12 pm (NZST) - At the completion of this module the participant will be able to coach a novice paddler to a level that the paddler will be able to perform basic paddling skills For more information and to register - CLICK HERE https://enternowonline.com/4485/events If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch
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Tania Albert
Aug 25, 2021
In Events
Modules to be delivered online: WANZ Foundation Coaching - How to Coach Friday 27 August 2pm to 5 pm WANZ Development Coaching - Coaching Sprint Racing Skills Saturday 28 August 9am to 12:30 pm WANZ Development Coaching - Coaching Distance Racing Skills Sunday 29 August 9am to 12:30 pm Enter here: https://enternowonline.com/4484/events
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Tania Albert
Aug 10, 2021
In Events
Manukau Kings & Queens of the Ramp W6 Series - Race 2 Manukau Taitamariki/Intermediate Series: Race 6 Mauao Ocean Hoe Series – Race 1 Pakuranga OCC Hard n Fast Winter Blast - Race 5 See race calendar for details https://www.wakaama.co.nz/racecalendar
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Tania Albert
Aug 03, 2021
In Events
Is anyone interested in these courses Development Level: Coaching Sprint Racing Skills & Coaching Distance Racing Skills Delivered by Corrina Gage Auckland, Saturday 7 August 2021, 8am-11am & 12pm-3pm For more info check out the website: https://www.wakaama.co.nz/racecalendar/lookup/1888 https://www.wakaama.co.nz/racecalendar/lookup/1889 You must register per course - two separate entries. Entries close this Wednesday 4 August 9.00pm!
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