Kia ora whānau, I am sending you this pānui re: Southland’s first waka ama/outrigger competition at Ōreti River, Sandy Point, Invercargill to be held on Saturday 24 October. The Hoea Ōreti Waka Ama Challenge is open to secondary schools and novice/open paddlers.

We will be looking at holding 1km sprints (for secondary school teams only); a 5km race for secondary students and open paddlers; followed by a 15km race for experienced open paddlers. 

If this is something you think your school, students, organisation or waka ama group may be interested in entering, please feel free to get in touch and we will send through more information and details.

For those school groups within the Southland area, we may be able to help facilitate training sessions and provide your students with everything they need to be on the water including life jackets, paddles and the waka.

If you would like further information please contact us here at the office. Ngā mihi nunui, Karina Davis-Marsden.

oreti waka ama poster