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.  [Read more…]